Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Green Cards

State Dept. Releases DV-2017 Results

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for July 2016 includes the diversity visa lottery 2017 (DV-2017) results. The bulletin notes that the Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky, has registered and notified the winners of the DV-2017 diversity lottery. Approximately 83,910 applicants have been registered and notified and may now apply for an immigrant visa.… Read More

H-1B Powerball?

Last month the country was in a frenzy when the Powerball Lottery jackpot reached $1.6 billion and thousands of people throughout the country lined up at gas stations and convenience stores to spend whatever spare money they could spare for a chance at a life of riches. How strange it must to observers from overseas… Read More

USCIS Updates Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence for Marriage-Based Green Cards

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published an update to Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. The new edition is dated 11/23/15. Beginning on February 29, 2016, USCIS will accept only the 11/23/15 edition. The edition date is at the bottom of every page of the form and instructions. The expiration date… Read More

USCIS Reports Satisfaction With Filing for Replacement Green Cards Online

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that more than 93 percent of applicants who filed for a replacement green card (Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card) online had a positive experience, and more than 95 percent would recommend online filing to others. USCIS noted that since the agency introduced the electronic… Read More

Registration Opens for Diversity Visa 2017 Program

The 2017 diversity visa (DV) program opened for electronic registrations opened on October 1, 2015, and closes at noon, eastern time, Tuesday, November 3, 2015. For DV-2017, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply, because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years:… Read More