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  • DOS Answers to AILA Questions (10/20/05) (Updated 11/30/05)(226 KB - 11/28/2005)
    Q&A from AILA's semi-annual liaison meeting with the Department of State's Visa Office. Topics covered include: security checks, NIV issuance statistics, blanket Ls, E-3, J waivers, retrogression, business facilitation initiatives and more. 11/30/05 update notes that clarification is being sought on question 25. AILA Doc. No. 05112874
    AILA Doc. No. 05112874.
  • Share Your Chennai Visa Experiences (11/17/2005)
    AILA's State Dept. liaison committee is compiling attorneys' recent experiences with nonimmigrant visa processing at the U.S. consular post in Chennai, India.
    AILA Doc. No. 05111765.
  • Retrogression Q&A(35 KB - 10/7/2005)
    This expansive list of FAQs will help AILA members explain retrogression to their clients and offers helpful tips on the immigrant visa process, how to read a visa bulletin, and other retrogression-related issues. Prepared by AILA member Peter Larrabee. AILA Doc. No. 05100770.
    AILA Doc. No. 05100770.
  • AILA Prepares Last Minute Tips to Help With Retrogression Cases (9/29/2005)
    In response to the DOS announcement regarding the retrogression of employment-based numbers, AILA has prepared a list of tips to assist members when dealing with these cases.
    AILA Doc. No. 05092911.
  • More Information on Visa Availability Cut-Off Dates and Retrogression – The Future (10/6/2005)
    AILA has compiled and analyzed additional information regarding visa availability cut-off dates and retrogression.
    AILA Doc. No. 05100640.
  • Information From DOS on E-3 Visa Processing (9/28/05) (9/29/2005)
    DOS issues information on E-3 visa processing
    AILA Doc. No. 05092963.
  • Status of E-3 Implementation (8/19/2005)
    Information on where State Dept. stands on implementation of the new E-3 visa category. No word yet from USCIS
    AILA Doc. No. 05081963.
  • State Dept. Clarifies Mission of Business Visa Center (7/21/2005)
    State Department's new Business Visa Center has been receiving inquiries outside its mission. Therefore, DOS provides clarification regarding what the Center does and does not handle. AILA Doc. No. 05072170.
    AILA Doc. No. 05072170.
  • Rumor Untrue Regarding EB1/EB2 Unavailability in August (7/15/2005)
    State Dept. advises AILA that a rumor that the employment-based first and second preferences will go unavailable in August is untrue. DOS expects those categories to remain current in August, although there may be some unavailability in EB-2 in September
    AILA Doc. No. 05071566.
  • DOS Update on Implementation of E-3 Visas for Australians (7/8/2005)
    Information from State Dept. on where it stands on implementation of the new E-3 visa for Australians.
    AILA Doc. No. 05070860.
  • DOS Answers to AILA Questions (3/17/05)(92 KB - 6/21/2005)
    Q&A on such topics as security checks, loss of citizenship, B-1 in lieu of H-1B, E-1/E-2, dependents, inadmissibility, Js, priority dates, waivers, and VWP, together with comments from the DOS Liaison Committee. AILA has encouraged the Visa Office to provide further comments or corrections, and looks forward to receiving updated information. AILA Doc. No. 05062117.
    AILA Doc. No. 05062117.
  • The Recaptured 50,000 Schedule A Visa Numbers and Visa Availability Projections for the Remainder of FY05 (6/10/2005)
    A Department of State Visa Office Official advises AILA on the impact of the new 50,000 Schedule A visas and availability projections for this fiscal year. AILA Doc. No. 05061060.
    AILA Doc. No. 05061060.
  • DOS's Visa Office Responds to Questions on Availability of Employment-Based Visa Numbers (4/15/2005)
    The Department of State's Visa Office provides answers to questions regarding remaining employment-based visa numbers for the final quarter of FY05, including projections regarding oversubscription in certain categories in FY06.
    AILA Doc. No. 05041563.
  • DOS Advises on Likely Retrogression or Unavailability of Numbers for Other Workers After May (4/14/2005)
    The Department of State has advised AILA that it is likely that numbers in the Other Workers category will retrogress or even become unavailable after May. The May Visa Bulletin is expected to be released shortly and will be posted to InfoNet as soon as it becomes available.
    AILA Doc. No. 05041461.
  • Report from AILA Tour of National Visa Center(109 KB - 3/23/2005)
    During the Fall 2004 tour by AILA members of the National Visa Center, such topics as case processing, document review, appointment scheduling, and inquiries were discussed. AILA Doc. No. 05032362.
    AILA Doc. No. 05032362.
 
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