New 2-year EADs for LPR applicants

Effective June 30th, 2008 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will issue Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) valid for two years to individuals who have filed Form I-485, Application for Adjust Status to become a lawful permanent resident (LPR) but are on the waiting line as immigrant visa numbers are not … Continue reading

USCIS Backlog Update

USCIS Backlog as on March 31, 2008 Naturalization Applications  – 958,663 I-140 Applications             – 46,092 I-485 Applications             – 762,938 I-765 Applications             – 158,565 I-130 Applications             – 1,387,045 For more details see USCIS Website

Adjustment of status delays: Solution in sight?

The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has sped up the processing time for some of the I-485 Applications to Adjust Status petitions which were delayed because of Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) name-check system. On February 4, 2008 USCIS issued an interoffice memorandum with the subject “Revised National … Continue reading

July EB Availability Revoked. No I-485s till October!

Two things happened on Monday July 2nd, 2007 First, the Department of State announced that due to an unprecedented rush of backlog clearance, the 60,000 EB numbers available have been allocated and no further numbers will be authorized till 1st October 2007. Read the DOS notice at http://travel.state.gove/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_3263.html Second, USCIS … Continue reading