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Registration for the Annual Green Card Lottery Ends November 6, 2018

The Department of State just announced that the online registration for the annual Green Card lottery, formally referred to as the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program 2020 (DV 2020), will begin at 12 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT–4), Wednesday, October 3, 2018, and end at 12 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT–5), Tuesday, November 6, 2018. We recommend registering as soon as possible because the DOS website slows down or freezes due to very heavy traffic towards the end of the registration period.

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Understanding the State Department's Monthly Visa Bulletin

The Department of State’s monthly Visa Bulletin can be difficult to understand.  All those dates and charts and categories are confusing.  But knowing how to read the Visa Bulletin is important if you are seeking permanent residence in the United States so you can understand how long you will have to wait before you finally have your green card.  The following explanation is specifically for individuals going through the permanent residence process based on employment

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July 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its July 2018 Visa Bulletin.  Most notably, the Employment-Based (“EB”)-3 category for Chinese nationals retrogressed dramatically by two years and five months to January 1, 2013.  EB-2 for Chinese and Indian nationals, and EB-3 for Indian nationals made significant advances while EB-1 for Chinese and Indian nationals and EB-3 for Philippine nationals had no movement.

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