Delays in EAD/GreenCard Production

Many AILA members are reporting that there is a delay between receiving an approval on the EAD or Green Card (I-765 or I-485 respectively) and receiving the document/card in hand. According to USCIS, this delay is due to maintenance activities at the card production facility in Corbin, Kentucky. All card production work was transferred to the facility in Lee's Summit, Missouri. As such, there is a backlog of cases in Lee's Summit, and clients may not receive their cards until two to three weeks after approval of the underlying application. USCIS anticipates that the backlog will be resolved sometime next month.

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Extension of Stay (H1B)

USCIS announced that it will resume accepting Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service (Form Edition date January 29, 2015), for all H-1B extension of stay petitions. Premium processing for H-1B extensions had been suspended since May 26, 2015, in order to handle the H4 Employment Authorization cases for certain H-4 spouses in a timely manner.

Visa Bulletin For August 2015

India
Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 01OCT08
Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 01JUN04

China
Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for China will be: 15DEC13
Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for China will be: 01JUN04
Employment-based Other Workers cut off date for China will be: 01JAN04

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Visa Bulletin For June 2015 (Slight Forward Movement)

India
Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 01OCT08
Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 22JAN04

China
Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for China will be: 01JUN13
Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for China will be: 01SEP11

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