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USCIS Online Accounts Now Available to New Immigrants Upon Paying Immigration Fee

It was recently announced that upon paying the USCIS Immigration Fee, new immigrants can also create a USCIS Online Account. Creating an online account will allow new immigrants to easily track the status of their Green Card, receive electronic notifications and case updates, and change and update mailing addresses all in one easy to access.. Read More

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Reminder: Non-U.S. Citizens Must Report a Change of Address Within 10 Days of Moving Within the U.S.

Non-U.S citizens who have filed an application or petition for a benefit under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and expect notification of a decision or status of the application or petition filed, are by law, required to keep USCIS informed of their current address. With the exception of diplomats (visa status A), official government.. Read More

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Bill Proposed to Cut Legal Immigration in Half

Two republican senators recently announced a bill that would reduce green cards for permanent legal residents by limiting whom U.S. citizens are permitted to sponsor. If signed into law, this legislation would end the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery for countries that have few American immigrants, reduce the number of refugees allowed in the U.S., and.. Read More

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Indian Budget 2017-18: Impact On NRIs

The Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2017-18. Here are the highlights of this year’s budget: ►Income Tax rate cut to 5% for individuals having income between ₹2.5 lakh to ₹5 lakh ►10% surcharge on individual income above ₹ 50 lakh and up to ₹1 crore to make up for ₹15,000 crore loss.. Read More

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Proposed H-1B Visa Changes: $130k Base Pay And A Master’s Degree Mandate

The U.S. President Donald Trump’s relationship with Silicon Valley is currently turbulent. He wants to overhaul the H1-B visa by proposing doubling the minimum salary of foreign workers to $130,000 to make it difficult for firms to replace American employees with foreign staff. He also wants to reduce the duration of Optional Practical Training (OPT).. Read More

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Reserve Bank Of India Curbs Cash Withdrawals

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) capped the limit on withdrawals from Savings Account at ₹ 24,000 a week. The limit on weekly withdrawals from Current Account was raised to ₹ 1 lakh earlier this month from the ₹ 50,000 set just after the demonetization announcement. For the common man, only the daily withdrawal limit from.. Read More