Sequestration and Visa Adjudications

The automatic spending cutback for all Federal government agencies went into effect as of March 1, 2013. The Department of State announced that the number of officers processing visa applications will be reduced and there may be significant delays in the visa adjudication process.  Foreign nationals should anticipate the possibility of longer wait times when[…]

New Immigration Fee

USCIS announced as of Feb.1, an Immigrant Fee of $165 will be collected from foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the U.S. There will be some exemptions: Orphan or Hague adoption programs, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants, returning residents (SB-1s) For more, please see the following link: