Processing QueuePriority DatesMonthYearAnalyst ReviewJune2019Audit ReviewJanuary2019Reconsideration Requests to the COApril2019 The Analyst Review and Audit dates posted on iCERT above reflect the month and year in which cases were filed that are now being adjudicated at the Atlanta National Processing Center. *The Reconsideration Request to the CO dates posted on iCERT above reflect the month and year in which cases that are [...]
ProgramAverage Number of Days to Issue Wage DeterminationsMonthOES (Calendar Days)Non-OES (Calendar Days)CW-1July 20191616H-1BJuly 2019107107H-2BJuly 20192641PERMJuly 2019106102
Processing QueueRequest DateH-1BApril 2019H-2BJuly 2019PERMApril 2019CW-1July 2019 Submission DateRedeterminationsH-1B: June 2019PERM: May 2019Center Director ReviewsCW-1: July 2019H-1B: July 2019H-2B: July 2019PERM: June 2019 *Correction to Redeterminations and H-2B Center Director Review processing month.
For Family-Sponsored Filings:In the F2A category, there is a cutoff date on the Dates for Filing chart. However, the category is “current” on the Final Action Dates chart. This means that applicants in the F2A category may file using the Final Action Dates chart for August 2019. For all the other family-based preference categories, you must use the Dates for Filing [...]
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule that clearly defines long-standing law to better ensure that aliens seeking to enter and remain in the United States — either temporarily or permanently — are self-sufficient and rely on their own capabilities and the resources of family members, sponsors, and private organizations rather than on public resources. DHS has revised the definition [...]
USCIS will begin rejecting Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, petitions that do not include the petitioner’s or applicant’s name and primary U.S. office address in Part 1 of the form. USCIS will subject all requests for nonimmigrant classifications filed on Form I-129 to this rejection criteria, including the time-sensitive H-2A visa classification for temporary agricultural workers. Those completing Form I-129, including [...]