Manila U.S. Embassy and the Era of 221(g)

If you are a nurse currently living in the Philippines with an upcoming embassy interview, then you might be affected by the 221(g) notification from the U.S. Embassy in Manila. In the past six weeks only applicants attending their embassy interviews in Manila have been issued 221(g) administrative processing notifications. Exactly What Does a 221(g)…

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Preparing for the Green Card Interview

The final step of obtaining a green card is the interview, which is scheduled by the National Visa Center (NVC) if the green card applicant is living abroad or by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) if the green card applicant is living in the United States. The interview may be months away, but knowing…

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Navigating the Visa Bulletin

At first glance the Visa Bulletin can be overwhelming and intimidating. It is issued every month by the Department of State. It shows which green card applications can move forward based on when the I-140 petition that starts the green card process was originally filed. Additionally, it estimates how long it will take before an…

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