USCIS to begin Phase Two of Premium Processing for Certain Pending EB-1 and EB-2 Petitions
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USCIS to begin Phase Two of Premium Processing for Certain Pending EB-1 and EB-2 Petitions

On July 15, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), provide an update on the expansion of premium processing for certain pending Form I-140 Petitions for Alien Workers. Beginning August 1, 2022, USCIS will begin accepting Form I-907 requests for Premium processing for the following:

USCIS Update – Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions
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USCIS Update – Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

On May 24, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the implementation of premium processing for certain pending Form I-140 Immigration Petitions for Foreign Workers under EB-1 and EB-2 categories. We explain this announcement and who benefits here. 

What are the Employment Based (EB) preference categories for immigrant visas?
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What are the Employment Based (EB) preference categories for immigrant visas?

Each year the US Government allows a certain number of immigrant visas for foreign workers to immigrate to the United States based on their education and job skills. Find out more about the five (5) employment-based immigrant visa categories.

What is the Permanent Labor Certification (PERM) process?
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What is the Permanent Labor Certification (PERM) process?

The permanent labor certification program (PERM) allows US employers to hire foreign workers on a permanent basis to fill jobs essential to the US economy. Certification may be obtained for occupations if you can prove that there are no available qualified US workers who are willing to do the work at wages that meet or exceed the prevailing wage paid for the occupation in your area of intended employment. Find out more about the PERM process. 

Can a TN Visa lead to a green card?
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Can a TN Visa lead to a green card?

Technically, anyone with a nonimmigrant visa that meets the permanent residency requirements may apply for a green card. However, the “intent to stay,” can create problems for a TN Visa holder.