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News and Updates

The latest immigration and visa news for the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and select European countries - straight from the leading immigrant advocates in the Philippines.

November 14, 2018

Visa Bulletin December 2018

Check how the priority dates moved from last month, November 2018, from December last year and 5 years ago.

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October 31, 2018

Trump warns of revoking automatic citizenship law

Despite the 14th Amendment guaranteeing birthright citizenship, President Donald Trump and the Republican Party peddle fish stories to the consciously gullible

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October 25, 2018

November 2018 Visa Bulletin and in previous years

You may watch our broadcast by clicking on the link below and also how priority dates affect you in my regular Monday column with the Manila Times

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September 17, 2018

How to avoid refusal of a visa petition or application

Starting September 11, 2018 if you do not have a complete or completed petition or application form, the USCIS can simply refuse your petition or application without requesting for further evidence.

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July 19, 2018

USCIS rules give rise to a series of opportune (or unfortunate) events

July has been a very busy month for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - issuing policy guidance, and memorandum that affect nonimmigrants and immigrants alike.

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July 13, 2018

Visa Bulletin for August, 2013 to 2018

Instead of just checking your priority date monthly, it is best to check how your specific preference category moved over a period of time, in this case for six years.

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June 25, 2018

UK Visa Fees June 25, 2018

Calling the visa fees charged by the Home Office for immigrants and their dependents, Members of the Parliament have called for an inquiry to determine the fairness of the charges. For Philippine applicants we have compiled the current visa fees for easy and immediate reference.

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Updated April 22, 2018. Originally posted on May 30, 2018.

Visa Bulletin for May and June 2018:

Just patiently waiting for your priority date to be current would be a mistake. The State Department has started publishing two charts to let visa applicants when they should start preparing documents.

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March 19, 2018

How U.S. visas are allocated worldwide

The U.S. admits about 1 million immigrants yearly, a situation that President Donald Trump and the Republican Party considers unacceptable. A bill has been proposed to cut legal migration in half.

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February 13, 2018

Visa Bulletin March 2018

For visa applicants whose petitioners are elderly or in advanced age, the Filing Date chart should be monitored closely. Knowing when you can start processing is crucial especially if the petitioner's health and well being is compromised or the petitioner wants to return to the Philippines.

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January 25, 2011

Petition Remains Alive Despite Death of Petitioner or Principal Applicant

Until October of 2009, if either the petitioner or principal applicant dies, the petition also dies. The result is the automatic revocation of the petition. While the US Congress enacted this provision, the Policy Memorandum from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services was only published December 16, 2010.

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