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USCIS to Begin Premium Processing of H-1B Applications

Recently, USCIS announced that it would begin accepting H-1B applications for the 2017 Fiscal Year, along with petitions seeking an exemption for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree or higher, and requests for premium processing. The premium processing service, which commits the USCIS to a 15-day processing service period, will begin May 16, 2016, and.. Read More

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USCIS Not Accepting EB-4 Applications from Central American Countries

On April 12, 2016, the United States Customs and Immigration Services announced a Final Action Date of January 10, 2010, for processing Form I-360 applications for an immigrant visa or adjustment of status from Special Immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.  The Eb-4 Visa allocation has been filled for 2016, and no more immigrant.. Read More

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H-1B Cap Met. USCIS’s Random Selection Process Completed for Fiscal Year 2017

USCIS announced that the annual H-1B cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year 2017 has been met, along with the 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption.  It is said to have been the fourth year in a row in which the cap was reached within the first week. A total of .. Read More

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US Administers Major Sting Operation: 21 Arrested For Fraudulent Visas

Federal agents have arrested 21 brokers, employers, and recruiters involved in fraudulently maintaining student visas and obtaining student worker visas over the past 2 ½ years through the fake University of Northern New Jersey (UNNJ), set up by Homeland Security. Homeland Security created this fake university and collaborated with The State Department, The FBI, Immigration.. Read More

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Many Restrictions said to be Involved in the 3 Year OPT Extension for STEM Students

The previously announced three year extension to the Optional Practical Training (OPT) period for graduate students who are on an F1-Visa and enrolled in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses at US educational institutions comes with various restrictions that could likely keep some from benefiting from it. The Department of Homeland Security initially announced.. Read More

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India Announces Amended Baggage Rules for 2016

Starting April 1, 2016, India will be updating their baggage rules in order to simplify and rationalize the duty free allowance for multiple categories of travelers. The primary changes are as follows: Changes in Baggage Allowance, Age, and Duration of Stay Duty free baggage allowance carried by travelers into India will increase from Rs 45,000.. Read More