The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its October 2022 Visa Bulletin.
Each month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) chooses which chart it will follow to inform when intending immigrants may file their applications for adjustments of status or immigrant visas.
View the full bulletin here. Source: U.S. Department of State- Bureau of Consular Affairs, “B. Dates For Filing Of Employment-Based Visa Applications”, Visa Bulletin for October 2022,
The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has released the following documents: Quarterly Performance Data, which includes selected statistics organized by major immigration programs, cumulative quarterly and fiscal year releases of program disclosure data; and historical fiscal year annual program and performance report information; H-2B Foreign Labor Recruiter List for Q3 of FY 2022, which comprises the names and locations of persons or entitie
Reports indicate that visa delays, backlogs, and longer wait times at U.S. embassies and consular offices have caused disruptions for workers and companies. Wait times have risen to unprecedented levels. These delays directly affect companies employing workers in temporary statuses who must renew their visas at consulate offices outside of the U.S. Many executives and managers holding critical positions at certain companies are stalled from completing their duties for prolong
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reported an increase in the employment-based annual limit for immigrant visas in fiscal year 2022. The number of available employment visas for this fiscal year was approximately twice as high as usual. USCIS claimed this setback was primarily due to consular closures abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic which led to almost all 140,000 family-sponsored visa numbers going unused during fiscal year (FY) 2021. According to the
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on August 23, 2022, that it has received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2023. USCIS said it has completed sending non-selection notifications to registrants’ online accounts. The status of such registrations will show as “Not Selected.
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