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Not Selected in H1B Visa Lottery? Your Other Options to Stay in the US

Disappointment may strike many H1B petitioners this time of season as USCIS begins to release the FY 2016 lottery results. USCIS received nearly 233,000 applications to fulfill a total cap of only 85,000 visas: 65,000 for the general category and 20,000 for the advanced degree category. The unselected petitions will be returned to applicants along.. Read More

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Updates: H1B Visa LCAs & Green Card Application LCs

As results from USCIS random lottery selection begin reaching applicants, data and analytics regarding state wise breakup is also available. The data shows total number of application per each state from the year 2009 to 2015. In 2015, California also provided 19,037 applicant, only slightly short of reaching the cap for master in USA category… Read More

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USCIS Launches Enhanced Tool for Green Card Applicants to Find a Doctor

New online tool helps green card applicants find an authorized doctor in their area to perform their medical examination for adjustment of status. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently launched a tool called Find a Doctor, which helps green card applicants more easily locate an authorized doctor to perform the medical examination requirement for applying.. Read More

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H-1B Cap Premium Processing Will Begin April 27, 2015

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for cap subjected H-1B petitions on April 27, 2015, including petitions for individuals with advanced degree. Last month on March 12, 2015, USCIS released an announcement that in anticipation of a historically high volume of applications, it would temporarily adjust its premium processing. USCIS.. Read More

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Visa Bulletin for May 2015 Released

The Visa Bulletin for May 2015 has been released by the U.S. Department of State, containing the list of cut-off dates for immigration categories of different resident countries. This month’s visa bulletin brings a significant forward movement in EB-2 category for Indian nationals seeking approval of their immigrant visas. Cut-Off Dates for Indian Applicants Visa.. Read More

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India to Expand Its E-Tourist Visas: Available to 31 Additional Countries at 7 Additional Airports by June 15, 2015

The Indian government has planned to extend the e-tourist visa scheme to an additional 31 countries allowing foreign tourists to avail the facility at seven more airports starting June 15, 2015. At present, the “Tourist Visa on Arrival-Electronic Travel Authorization (TVoA-ETA)” scheme provides tourist visa on arrival to citizens of 45 countries at 9 international airports.. Read More