The United States and China to Extend Visas

The United States will begin issuing visas in accordance with a new reciprocal arrangement on November 12, 2014. Chinese applicants who qualify for a B-category nonimmigrant visa (NIV) may now be issued multiple-entry visas for up to 10 years for…Read More

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Immigrant Visas for Family and Employment Based Petitions

This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant visas for family and employment based petitions. It is a monthly publication by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, which is part of the Department of State.

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“Cap” Count Update for H-2B Status

There is a statutory numerical limit or ‘cap’ on the number of aliens who may be issued an H-2B status during a fiscal year. The H-2B cap set by Congress is 66,000 per fiscal year. The H-2B cap set by Congress is 66,000 per fiscal year; 33,000 to be allocated during the first half of the..

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Reforms to the Employment Visa System as per President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

Among the proposed changes to the current immigration system, is the one to help U.S. high skilled businesses in being able to hire foreign workers and retain them permanently. Key administrative reforms include: I. Simplify Immigrant Visa allocation by working…Read More

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