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Visa Bulletin For December 2013

"RETROGRESSION OF EMPLOYMENT CUT-OFF DATES The India Employment Second and Third preference category cut-off dates were advanced very rapidly at the end of fiscal year 2013. Those movements were based strictly on the availability of thousands of "otherwise unused" numbers which could...

Consular Corner's 'Best of FAM' 2013 - Liam Schwartz

"The sixteen volumes of the Foreign Affairs Manual ("FAM") set forth the responsibilities and authorities of each of the major components of the Department of State ("DOS" or "the Department"). Volume 9 of the FAM is dedicated to visa-related instructions and guidance...

Visa Bulletin For December 2014

Department of State Publication 9514 CA/VO: November 7, 2014

December 2014 Consular Corner, by Liam Schwartz

This issue is packed with powerful info: INA 214(b) Refusals: 10 Years After; 12 Years Later: Perspective on the Staffing of the Visa Interview Line; The President’s Executive Actions on Immigration: One Take-Away for Consular Officers; Recent Updates in the World of the U.S. Visa Application Process;...