US Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”)
When entering the US, CBP is the agency responsible for admitting people into the US. Important CBP links:
Ports of entry: https://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports (This link lists the addresses of all of the CBP offices).
Travel history: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home (This link provides travel history into and out of the US. It also contains proof of your current immigration status).
“The visa bulletin provides the public with visa availability for applicants waiting to file for employment-based or family-sponsored preference adjustment of status.
Each case has a priority date (the date the application was filed). Guide to reading the visa bulletin:
- Determine your priority date;
- Select family or employment;
- Select country of birth across the top (can use your spouse’s country of birth as it could be faster) and select your employment based class or family based class from the far left column.
- People with priority dates on or earlier than the listed priority date are ready to file the application for adjustment of status (or immigrant visa application if living outside of the US).
Dates for Filing vs. Final Action Dates:
Follow this link to determine which chart to use https://www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo
Visa wait times
This link provides the approximate waiting times for visa appointments at the US Embassies around the world.
This link provides the addresses and contact information for all US Embassies around the world.