Washington, D.C., January 12, 2021: U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it was removing the biometrics appointment requirement for green card holders who need to renew their 10-year green cards. Starting in January 2021, USCIS will no longer issue stickers to green card...

On January 12, 2021, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 80 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the technology sector to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. BC PNP Tech Pilot draw issued ITAs to candidates under the Express Entry BC and...

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India have not yet resumed regular processing of most visa categories but continue to expand services as local conditions and resources allow. Nonimmigrant Visas Cancellation of March 2021 nonimmigrant visa appointments: Due to scheduling changes, the...

The U.S. Embassy in Singapore announced the resumption of most routine visa services effective October 13, 2020. Appointments are available through the online visa services portal. It is to be noted that the number of visa interviews per day will be limited to ensure social...

Washington, D.C., January 12, 2021: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris gave the first brushstrokes of the immigration reform envisioned by the administrations of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The Biden-Harris term begins on January 20, 2021, with the traditional inauguration ceremony of the President. Vice...

Washington, D.C.; January 12, 2021: Ignacio Donoso, Managing Partner of Donoso &.Partners, presented national webinar today on the up-coming H1B visa lottery and the state of new regulations from the Department fo Labor and USCIS regarding the H1B visa program. Ignacio said: “H1B employers have been...

Washington, D.C., January 8, 2021 – US Citizenship and Immigration Services confirmed that it has approved approximately 170 new applicants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. What is DACA? The DACA program was created under the administration of President Obama as a solution to...

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 1, 2020: In the last days of his presidency, Donald Trump has issued a Proclamation extending for 90 days the U.S. government’s suspension of certain green cards and temporary work visas. The executive order, issued on Thursday, December 31, 2020, formally extends Proclamation...

On December 23, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 5,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in its most recent all-program draw. The minimum score in this draw was 468, one point lower than the previous all-program draw. As per the tie breaking rule applied in...