Resources for Immigration to the U.S.
The Washington, DC law firm of Beach-Oswald is committed to providing immigration resources for helping people enter the United States. We are devoted exclusively to immigration law.
Advance travel planning and early visa application are important. If you plan to apply for a visa to come to the United States, the resources provided below are extremely useful.
We also send monthly newsletters to keep our clients up to date what's happening with immigration and visas to the U.S. Click here to read our previous editions of our immigration newsletters. Please visit our online Archive of Immigration Newsletters.
Visa Bulletin - Click here for the most current State Department Visa Bulletin information.
PERM Processing Times (as of 01-04-12) - The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updates its processing or adjudication times for PERM labor certification applications usually each month. Check here for an update.
H-1B Visa Update - Click here for the filing cap update for 2012 H-1B Visas for temporary work status. H-1B visa filing began on April 1, 2011.
H-2B Visa Update - Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers Visa.
Click here for the FY2012 H-2B Cap Count (Updated 02/13/12) As of 2/10/12, USCIS receipted 34,481 petitions toward the 33,000 H-2B cap amount for FY2012. This count includes 26,257 approved and 8,224 pending petitions. H-2B cap count information for the second half of FY2012 also is available. AILA Doc. No. 11080965.
USCIS Immigration Processing Times - This page contains current processing times for petitions and applications submitted to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of State (DOS).
InfoPass - Click here for InfoPass information.
Immigration Application Forms & Fees- New fees starting Nov. 30, 2010. Click here for information about the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) forms and fees associated with immigration.
Check Case Status - Click here to check the status of your visa case.
Visa Wait Times - If you plan to apply for a nonimmigrant visa to come to the United States, click here to find the typical wait time to receive an interview appointment, and the typical wait time for your visa to be processed. These estimates do not include time required for administrative processing, which is resolved within 60 days of application most of the time.
Airport Inspection Wait Times - The U.S. Customs & Border Protection closely monitors the flight processing times, commonly referred to as wait times, for arriving flights at 23 of the busiest international airports. The flight processing time is the length of time from flight arrival to the time the last passenger on the flight is screened by CBP officers in the primary processing area. Click here to see the approximate wait times.
Careers - Click here to view current jobs and open positions at Beach-Oswald headquarters in Washington, DC.
Immigration Attorney Jobs - Click here to view job descriptions for immigration law firm positions.
Below is a list of additional resources and links that will help you with more detailed information about U.S. immigration.
- Resources for New Immigrants - USCIS is committed to helping immigrants successfully integrate into American civic culture. This guide contains information on a variety of topics.
- Dept. of State U.S. Visa Information - An official source of information about U.S. visa policy and procedures. Use this site to learn about the visa application process, understand current requirements, and get updates on recent developments.
- Foreign Labor Certification - This U.S. Department of Labor
site is designed to provide information on the foreign labor certification process and how employers may apply to bring foreign workers into the United States for employment.
- VAWA - Violence Against Women Act. This law provides immigration relief for non-citizens who are victims of domestic abuse. The law allows victims to self-petition for legal status without relying on a U.S. citizen or LPR abuser. The victim can also self-petition without their abuserís knowledge.
If you need a US immigration lawyer to professionally manage your visa matters, Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC will confidently navigate your case through the complex US immigration law process.
If you would like to arrange for a personal consultation with a US immigration attorney, please contact us by telephone at (202) 331-3074, or e-mail at email@example.com. We look forward to assisting you.