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USCIS Changes its Procedures for Determining Immigrant Visa Availability

Posted on September 11, 2015

On September 9, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a re-engineering of their procedures for determining visa availability for applicants seeking ... Read More

No Police Verification Required for Indian Passport Renewal in India

Posted on August 06, 2015

The Indian government recently announced that police verification will no longer be required for re-issuance of Indian passport in India. Police verification was originally a part of the Indian ... Read More

Visa Bulletin for July 2015 Released

Posted on June 15, 2015

The Visa Bulletin for July 2015 summarizes the immigrant numbers availability and cut-off dates for oversubscribed categories. Cut-off dates for each category reflect the priority date of the first ... Read More

Employment Authorization for H4 Visa Holders: FAQs

Posted on May 22, 2015

As the effective date for Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses final rule approaches, awaiting applicants may have some questions specific to filing for EAD. USCIS has compiled a ... Read More

USCIS Hopes to Increase L-1B Visa Acceptance Rate with Release of Policy Memorandum

Posted on May 20, 2015

On March 24, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a policy memorandum discussing the “specialized knowledge” requirement for the L-1B visa category. The ... Read More

USCIS Proposes Immigration Relief Measures for Nepali Nationals

Posted on May 20, 2015

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has proposed various immigration relief initiatives for Nepali nationals from who were directly or indirectly affected by the deadly ... Read More

USCIS Reminds Public to Submit Comments on Revised Form I-912

Posted on May 14, 2015

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds stakeholders to submit their comments regarding the revised Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, by May 18, 2015. USCIS will ... Read More