January 31, 2015
EB-5 Visa Allotment
In the past, when China exceeded its 7% allocation of US Immigrant Investor Visas (EB-5 visas), Chinese applicants were permitted to take advantage of unused EB-5 visas allotted to other countries. But as of the last week of August 2014, the US State Department decided that the issuance of new EB-5 visas to Chinese applicants will be frozen or retrogress (move backward) until October 1, 2014, when the new fiscal year starts.
January 30, 2015
Certified Mexican Birth Certificates
Starting January 16, 2015, Mexican consulates in the U.S. will issue copies of birth certificates registered in Mexico. To obtain certified copies, Mexican nationals should visit the nearest consulate, present an official proof of identity, fill out an application and pay a fee of $13 per certified copy, and, if they have it, provide their Clave Única de Registro de Población (CURP).
January 29, 2015
Midway Airport Added to Global Entry Program
Last week, CBP expanded the Global Entry Program to seven additional airports one of which is Chicago's Midway International Airport (MDW).