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  1. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to increase the amount of time a grant of employment authorization is valid for applicants seeking adjustment of status under Section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Background: When an applicant applies for adjustment of status, he or she may also apply for employment authorization so that the applicant may work in the United States while waiting for a decision on the adjustment application. Currently, USCIS issues adjustment applicants Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that are valid for 1 year. However, in the interest of reducing the burden on both the agency and the public, because the current median processing time for certain adjustment of status applications is close to or greater than 1 year, USCIS will now issue initial and renewal EADs to adjustment applicants that are valid for 2 years. Replacement EADs will not be affected by this update; USCIS will continue to issue replacement EADs with the same validity dates as the original EAD. This guidance, contained in Volume 10 of the Policy Manual, is effective immediately. The guidance contained in the Policy Manual is controlling and supersedes any related prior guidance. Policy Highlights Updates the validity period for initial and renewal EADs issued to applicants for adjustment of status under INA 245 from 1 year to 2 years. Citation Volume 10: Employment Authorization, Part B, Specific Categories, Chapter 4, Adjustment Applicants Under INA 245 [10 USCIS-PM B.4]. Reference: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/policy-manual-updates/20210609-EmploymentAuthorization.pdf
  2. Here are some stats to help you: https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/aosstats.php?cfl= https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/eadstats.php?cfl=
  3. You can see the processing time trends for all service centers here:
  4. That's strange. Can you forward the email to me at admin "at" visajourney? I'll take a look.
  5. I'd support a virtual or more public protest or PR campaign if the community wants to jump on board. This is pretty bad.
  6. https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/764303-dominican-republic-us-marriage-visa-approvals-by-month-k1-visas-down-ir1-visas-up/
  7. I'm adding the data here so it's easy to find each month. Is this a good place? https://www.visajourney.com/times/
  8. Each month, VisaJourney dives into the official US State Department data and captures the latest Family & US visa approval trends for K1, CR1, IR1 and IR5 visas. This page is updated monthly. K1 Visa processing is down by 50% from pre-Covid levels, with an 6 month backlog of cases. IR1 Visa processing is back to pre-Covid rates. It appears the consulate focused here to reduce backlogs. CR1 Visa processing (couples married less than 2 years) is similar to IR1 Visas. IR-5 Visa processing is WAY DOWN with a small uptick in April. This is after a full 12 months of virtually no cases processed. This year long backlog will take 8-12 months to clear unless the consulate prioritizes things. It appears they slowed down on IR-5s to focus on IR/CR-1 visas. What do you think of the data (below)? Do you think the US consulate in Kinston is artificially slowing down IR-5 processing to prioritize other work or for other reasons?
  9. We've had tons of questions on whether the Kingston US Consulate in the Jamaica has been approving marriage based US Visas (and if so at what rate). To answer that, we dug into the official US State Department data and plotted visa approvals for K1, CR1 and IR1 visas over the last 2 years. Here is what we found: K1 Visa processing is down by 50% from pre-Covid levels, with an 6 month backlog of cases. IR1 Visa processing is back to pre-Covid rates. It appears the consulate focused here to reduce backlogs. CR1 Visa processing (couples married less than 2 years) is similar to IR1 Visas. IR-5 Visa processing is WAY DOWN with a small uptick in April. This is after a full 12 months of virtually no cases processed. This year long backlog will take 8-12 months to clear unless the consulate prioritizes things. It appears they slowed down on IR-5s to focus on IR/CR-1 visas. What do you think of the data (below)? Do you think the US consulate in Kinston is artificially slowing down IR-5 processing to prioritize other work or for other reasons?
  10. Happy to help. It's a bit of leg work to capture the data but I know there are so many folks stuck in the backlogs at these consulates.
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