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Visa Bulletin from the State Department and Border Wait Times from CBP are among the various government times you can find from our Processing Times page. Of course, you can also get the latest Priority Dates, and both Service Center and District Office Processing Times. We are pleased to announce that our Processing Times Page has be updated to include the USCIS National Processing Volumes and Trends. In addition to national trends for all forms, trends for the following forms are available: I-90, I-102, I-129 F, I-129, I-130 Imm Rel., I-130 Pref., I-131, I-140, I-360, I-485, I-526, I-539, I-600, I-751, I-765, I-817, I-821, I-824, I-829, I-914, I-918, N-400 Military, N-400 Non-Military, and N-600. Bookmark this useful page and have the information available at your fingertips!







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Focus: Global Mobility Book

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new book: Global Mobility: An Overview for Human Resource Professionals. The editor is Poorvi Chothani, and will include articles by Amit Acco, Enrique Arellano, Ted Badoux, Jacqueline R. Bart, Timur Beslangurov, Ruslan Bocancea, Marla Bojorge, Renuka Cavadini, Héctor Gabriel Celano, Poorvi Chothani, Zahida Ebrahim, Chisato Higashio, Frank S. Hong, Tsvi Kan-Tor, Catherine Lau, Gunther Mävers, Marco Mazzeschi, James Minamoto, Jacqueline Nyabwa, Russel L. Rodriguez, Sonal Sejpal, Maria Luisa Soter, Lozano A. Tan, Sithie Tiruchelvam, Karl Waheed, Jeremy A. Weber, and William F. White. The outline is as follows:



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  • Australia by Jacqueline R. Bart

  • Brazil by Maria Luisa Soter

  • Canada by Jacqueline R. Bart

  • The People's Republic Of China by Frank S. Hong

  • France by Karl Waheed

  • Germany by Gunther Mävers

  • Hong Kong by Catherine Lau

  • India by Poorvi Chothani

  • Israel by Tsvi Kan-Tor and Amit Acco

  • Italy by Marco Mazzeschi

  • Japan by James Minamoto and Chisato Higashio

  • Kenya by Sonal Sejpal and Jacqueline Nyabwa

  • Mexico by Enrique Arellano

  • The Netherlands by Ted Badoux

  • The Philippines by Lozano A. Tan and Russel L. Rodriguez

  • Romania by Ruslan Bocancea

  • Russia by Timur Beslangurov

  • South Africa by Zahida Ebrahim

  • Spain by Marla Bojorge

  • Sri Lanka by Sithie Tiruchelvam

  • Switzerland by Renuka Cavadini

  • Thailand by Jeremy A. Weber and William F. White

  • United Kingdom by Poorvi Chothani

  • United States of America by Poorvi Chothani



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