ALERT: File Visa Petitions Early - and Carefully! - (02-19-14)

Petitioners are reporting a recent wave of unexpected processing delays, Requests for Evidence (RFEs), and even denials for O and P artist visas. While the USCIS website continues to list an average timeframe of 14 days for regular processing, the system is actually taking significantly longer for many petitioners. Plan to file your petitions as early as possible in order to absorb any unexpected delays in processing or to respond to a USCIS request for additional evidence. Be sure to give your petition a close look for errors or omissions before filing.