Tag - backlog

USCIS reduces its backlog for the first time in over a decade


New USCIS data show progress on customer experience, employment-based immigration, naturalization, and humanitarian work  Washington: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) February 9 released the end of fiscal year (FY) 2023 data that illustrate the agency’s progress in meeting its strategic priorities. “I’m so proud of the USCIS workforce and our dedication to fairness, integrity, and...

US Consulate General Mumbai clears immigrant visa interview backlog


Washington: The US Consulate General in Mumbai has eliminated the visa backlog that was caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Promising news for visa applicants, the Consulate announced that immigrant visa interview appointments can now be scheduled within the standard time frame, an official press release stated. It said that following the pandemic, appointment wait times...

USCIS updates Visa Availability Approach for managing Form I-526 Petition inventory


Washington: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced it would update its visa availability approach for managing the inventory of Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor, to promote greater efficiency. USCIS will update its approach by grouping petitions with filing dates on or before Nov. 30, 2019, by a new commercial enterprise within...

US Passport backlog makes you wait up to 6 months


The passport application backlog has surged to 2.2 million as a security procedure’s “operational issues” add several weeks to wait times, according to Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla. When the government receives a passport application, the file enters a “lockbox” and is given a secure number – a process that usually takes 24 hours and is...

Indian-American doctors in Green Card backlog protest at US Capitol


Washington, DC: Urging American lawmakers to pass a legislation that ends the archaic per country quota for legal permanent residency in the US, a group of frontline Indian-American healthcare professionals, stuck in the 150-plus-year Green Card backlog, held a peaceful demonstration in front of the Capitol. In a joint statement on Monday, the Indian-American doctors said...