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Naturalization Applicants Can Now Pay N-400 Filing Fee Using Credit Card

In mid-November 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that applicants may now pay the application fee for N-400, Application for Naturalization, using a credit card, making this the only form that can be paid using a credit card. Applicants paying their N-400 fee by credit card must use G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card.. Read More


International Students in the US: The Growing Enrollments of Students from China and India

In 2014, the number of international students studying in the United States reached nearly 900,000, China leading with 31% of international placements in more than 9,000 colleges, universities, and vocational schools throughout the US. India was second, with nearly 12% of placements, and South Korea and Saudi Arabia following with 6% each, according to the.. Read More

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USCIS Releases Updated Forms I-140 and I-485

Last week, USCIS announced that the following immigration forms have been updated and the new editions of these forms are now available. Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status Form I-485 Supplement A, Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(i) Revisions to the new editions of.. Read More


Additional Fees No Longer Required of Certain H1B and L1 Employers

Last month, the additional filing fees required of certain H-1B and L-1 dependent employers are no longer required as of October 1, 2015. Prior to the expiration of this requirement, mandated by Public Law 111-347, passed January 2, 2011, a mandatory fee of $2,000 was required of certain H-1B employers and a $2,500 fee of.. Read More

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USCIS Publishes Updated Guide for New Immigrants

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published an updated version of its guide for new immigrants, titled “Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants.” The updated guide is now available in 14 languages, including: Arabic, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu,.. Read More


Non-Machine Readable Passports No Longer Accepted After November 24, 2015

As November arrives, Indian passport holders currently holding non-machine readable passports (non-MRPs) are reminded to apply for re-issuance of their passport before the November 24, 2015 deadline. Beginning November 25, 2015, non-MRP holders may be denied a visa or entry into a foreign country. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced plans for this phase-out.. Read More