Tag Archive: backlog

DOS Extends Interview Waivers for Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

December 29, 2022 12:00 am Published by

Good news for H-1B and other visa applicants and others stuck in consular backlogs. The U.S. State Department has extended the authority of consular officers to waive in-person interviews for certain nonimmigrant visa categories through December 31, 2023, on a case-by-case basis for certain first-time and/or renewing applicants. For more information, contact our firm.

CIS Ombudsman Reports That USCIS Backlogs Create an “Avalanche” of Problems

July 26, 2022 12:00 am Published by

USCIS backlogs are not new, but the new CIS Ombudsman’s Annual Report highlights the “avalanche” effect that they create. Backlogs and interminably long processing times have been an unavoidable aspect of working with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly Immigration & Naturalization Service or INS) for decades. But in recent years, the backlogs... View Article