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USCIS Website: New Look and Enhanced Case Status Tool

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched its website with a new look and better case status tool on Friday, Nov 7,2014. The update on the USCIS official website is the result of taking action on customer feedback. The new site integrates new user-friendly icons and tabs that provide easy-to-navigate sections on the site. .. Read More

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USCIS will accept cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY 2016 on April 1, 2015

Many of you have been waiting for the opening of the H-1 B visa filing dates, for the FY 2016. Your wait is finally over! USCIS will start accepting H-1 B visa petition from Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015. The earliest working date for Cap-subject H-1 B Visa will be October 1, 2015 or later. In.. Read More

EB5 Immigrant Investor Program

USCIS Publishes Updated EB-5 Processing Time Information

USCIS released an update about EB-5 visa Processing Report that reflects an average processing time for the Immigrant Investor Program Office as of August 31, 2014. If you are not an US resident and want to invest money in the United States, you must apply for an EB-5 visa to obtain an immigrant investors visa… Read More

Immigration news

USCIS May Consider Going Online With Its Immigration Forms To Avoid Backlogs

A San Francisco based company, FileRight, is lobbying with Obama administration to digitize the immigration process making immigration forms easier to fill out with a new online system. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receive millions of paper immigration application forms a year. The current process requires manual paperwork. This has created significant.. Read More

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EB-2 India: Retrogression Imminent

EB-2 is a second preference, immigrant visa for the United States employment-based permanent residency.  As anticipated in the section D of the Visa Bulletin for November 2014, there is bad news for Indians seeking permanent residence in US with EB-2 visa. The cut-off date retrogresses, from May 1, 2009 to February 15, 2005! Yes, 2005.. Read More

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EB-3 Dates Advances For People From Indian Origin

U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin for October 2014 grants advancement for EB-3 category. The EB-2 priority date is still 05/01/09 for India. EB-1, EB-4 and EB-5 also continue to remain “Current” for all countries. For the EB-3, professionals and skilled workers, the priority date has been advanced from 11/08/2003 to 11/15/2003 for Indians. For.. Read More