Ep. 63 November Visa Bulletin

  • November 2015 visa bulletin.
  • Final action dates and family-based preference categories.
  • A new chart called Final Action Dates.
  • EB visa updates for China, India, Mexico, Philippines.

Raw Transcript:

Jacob: Hello everybody and welcome to Ask an Immigration Lawyer Podcast, you ask, we answer, simple. Your host, Jacob Sapochnick here.

Today, beginning of November, I want to talk about the November 2015 visa bulletin. Department of State reports November 2015 visa numbers. We’ve seen that bulletin, it’s out. First of all, I always tell people check the bulletin every month to see if your date are current. If your dates are current, if you’re working with an immigration attorney, you need to let your attorney know so action can be taken because sooner is better than later. Continue reading

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Ep. 60 US Department of State Re-issues the October Visa Bulletin: “What can I do?”

  • On September 25th, the United States Department of State made some additional changes to the October 2015 visa bulletin. This essentially replaces the September 9 announcement.
  • It includes new and earlier date of filing cutoffs.
  • It is hard to say what caused them to reissue, but it can be assumed that they might be overwhelmed with the workload if they follow the earlier chart.
  • You should be prepared with your applications, get documents organized, as Department of State may continue to make changes on a weekly or a monthly basis.
  • Keep monitoring the visa bulletin.

Raw Transcript:

Jacob: Hello everybody, this is Jacob Sapochnick. You ask, we answer, simple. The My Immigration Lawyer Podcast.

Today, I wanted to update our listeners about the breaking news a couple of days ago. The US Department of State reissues the October visa bulletin and everybody’s wondering what’s going to happen now. Continue reading

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Ep. 59 October Visa Bulletin and Changes Allows Much Earlier I-485 AOS Filings: How does it work?

  • Starting on October 2015 visa bulletin will have a new separate cut-off date chart for finding adjustment of status cases.
  • Having this dual chart will have several purposes.
  • This is an advantage to those who are working for the same employer for years.

Raw Transcript:

Jacob: Hello everybody and welcome to Ask an Immigration Lawyer Podcast. You ask, we answer, simple. This is your host, Jacob Sapochnick.

Today I wanted to answer and explain the changes, the amazing changes that were announced last week about the October 2015 visa bulletin which will allow an earlier filing of adjustment of status applications known as the 45. This is a change that, I believe, we have not seen in more than 40 years. Continue reading

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