News in Brief

DED Extended for Eligible Liberians in the U.S.: USCIS announced a six-month automatic extension of EADs for Liberian nationals covered under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) following President Obama’s announcement to extend DED through September 30, 2016, for...

E-2 Visa Eligibility for Israelis One Step Closer

In mid-August the Israeli Knesset Interior Committee approved a bilateral treaty between Israel and the United States, allowing U.S. citizens to receive investor visas in Israel. This paves the way for the implementation of the E-2 visa process for Israeli nationals...

Current Trends and Future Visa Number Prognostications

The new fiscal year began on October 1, and with it came the annual infusion of visa numbers allocated to the various preference categories that comprise the system for immigrant visa availability under U.S. immigration law. Recently, Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the...

NIV and IV Application Fees Change, Effective September 12

Nonimmigrant and immigrant visa application fees paid to the U.S. Department of State (DOS) for certain visa categories changed on September 12, 2014. DOS advises that all visa applicants must pay the fee amounts in effect on the day they pay, with the exception of...