USCIS Issues Updated Forms and Fee Increases

United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) recently raised the fees and updated the forms for four visa applications, as of Jan 17, 2017. The recently updated forms are as follows: Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status Starting 02/21/2017, USCIS will only accept the updated 01/17/17 edition. Until then, you can use.. Read More


RBI Raises ATM Withdrawal Limit in India

The Reserve Bank of India recently announced that the daily withdrawal limit at automated teller machines has been raised from Rs 4,500 to Rs 10,000 per card. Although the overall cap of Rs 50,000 per week for current accounts is still in place, this major change to the daily limits comes as a relief to.. Read More


USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of FY 2017

The final receipt date for new worker petitions requesting employment start dates before April 1, 2017 was January 10, 2017 and USCIS is said to have received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap of 33,000 for the first half of fiscal year 2017. The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers.. Read More

Indian Rupees

Updated: NRIs Can Now Exchange Old Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 Notes till 30th June 2017

Good News for NRIs – NRIs holding demonetized notes, can now exchange the old Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 notes and deposit them at RBI Offices till June 30, 2017, in order to allow them adequate time to plan a visit as per their convenience. NRIs who were not present in India from November 9.. Read More


Cash Withdrawal Limits from ATMs increased to Rs. 4,500 from January 1, 2016

Update: As of January 16, 2016, the daily withdrawal limit at automated teller machines has been raised from Rs 4,500 to Rs 10,000 per card. For more information, refer to the updated article. The Reserve Bank of India increased the cash withdrawal limit from ATMs to Rs 4,500 per day from January 1, 2016. However, the.. Read More


New Indian Passport Application Rules Make The Process Easier

In order to streamline, liberalize and ease the process of issue of passport, the Ministry of External Affairs has taken a number of steps in the realm of passport policy which is expected to benefit the citizens of India applying for a passport. As per the Indian Passport Rules, 1980,  for all applicants born after.. Read More