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Blog Posts in July, 2022

  • USCIS to Implement Second Phase of Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is implementing the second phase of the premium processing expansion for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. Similar to the first phase of the expansion, this phase only applies to certain previously filed Form I-140 petitions under an E13 multinational ...
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  • Employment-based Adjustment of Status Applicants: Do’s and Don’ts for Your Medicals to Enable More Efficient Processing

    USCIS urges anyone within the United States who may be eligible for an employment-based adjustment of status to note these important reminders regarding Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record: If you have a pending Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, please do not send an unsolicited Form I-693 to USCIS. We are proactively identifying ...
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  • When Do TPS Designations Expire?

    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a humanitarian program that provides protection and work authorization to eligible individuals who are unable to safely return to their home country due to armed conflict, natural disaster, or other extraordinary conditions. Individuals with TPS can live and work in the United States for the duration of the TPS designation. Unfortunately, TPS does expire. Do TPS ...
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  • What Is the Difference Between Visa & Status?

    Immigration laws and legal terms are often confusing and difficult to understand. With so many different terms, it's unlikely for immigrants to have a clear understanding of what every document and term means. For example, many people confuse visas with immigration status. Our team at Akula & Associates P.C. goes over their differences. What Is a Visa vs. Status A visa is a document issued by the ...
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