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  • DOS Answers to AILA Questions (10/20/05)(226 KB - 11/28/2005)
    Q&As from AILA's semi-annual liaison meeting with the DOS Visa Office. Topics covered include: security checks, NIV issuance statistics, blanket Ls, E-3, J waivers, V visas, retrogression, and business facilitation initiatives.
    AILA Doc. No. 05112874.
  • Visa Bulletin Retrogression FAQs(35 KB - 10/7/2005)
    This 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.
  • Practice 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.
  • Practice Alert on Visa Cut-Off Dates and Retrogression (9/29/2005)
    DOS practice alert on possible visa retrogression and information on "carryover" visas, which numbered well over 100,000 in prior years and have been nearly completely exhausted, resulting in fewer unused family-based immigrant visas that are available for employment-based cases.
    AILA Doc. No. 05092963.
  • Status of E-3 Implementation (8/19/2005)
    Information on where DOS stands on implementation of the new E-3 visa category. No word yet from USCIS on guidance or regulations.
    AILA Doc. No. 05081963.
  • DOS Clarifies Mission of Business Visa Center (7/21/2005)
    DOS'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.
  • Rumor Untrue Regarding EB-1/EB-2 Unavailability in August (7/15/2005)
    DOS 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 2005.
    AILA Doc. No. 05071566.
  • DOS Update on Implementation of E-3 Visas for Australians (7/8/2005)
    Information from DOS 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 from the 3/17/05 liaison meeting with DOS on such topics as security checks, loss of citizenship, B-1 in lieu of H-1B, E-1/E-2, inadmissibility, Js, priority dates, waivers, and VWP, together with comments from the DOS Liaison Committee.
    AILA Doc. No. 05062117.
  • Practice Pointer on 50,000 Schedule A Visa Numbers for FY2005 (6/10/2005)
    A DOS Visa Office official advises AILA on the impact of the new 50,000 Schedule A visas and availability projections for FY2005.
    AILA Doc. No. 05061060.
  • Visa Office on Availability of Employment-Based Visa Numbers (4/15/2005)
    DOS's Visa Office provides answers to questions regarding the remaining employment-based visa numbers for the final quarter of FY2005, including projections regarding oversubscription in certain categories in FY2006.
    AILA Doc. No. 05041563.
  • 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.
 
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