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Visa Information

With some notable exceptions (e.g. student and visitor visas), obtaining a U.S. visa is a two-step process.

The first step involves a petition filed with USCIS, the primary agency awarding immigration benefits. Upon successful adjudication of the petition, the beneficiary may apply for a visa to be placed into his/her passport in the United States. Almost uniformly, this requires an in-person interview at a consulate abroad. If a beneficiary is currently in the U.S. in another lawful status, it may be possible to collapse the steps together in a single filing.

In the following pages we provide some general information relating to:

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Aug 23, 2017

US Visa Services in Russia Grind to Near-halt

In the latest development of changing US-Russian relations, the American diplomatic mission to Russia recently announced that as of August 23, 2017...

Jul 25, 2017

The Limited Return of H-1B Premium Processing

As of July 24, 2017, USCIS will resume accepting Premium Processing for several H-1B Cap-Exempt Petitions. While USCIS’ April 3 suspension of...


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