Immigration And Visa News | Path2USA - Travel Guide for USA - Part 25

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J-1 Visa Program Changes Now in Effect

Posted on June 30, 2015

The J-1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa designed for individuals who plan to participate in a work and study based exchange visitor program that promotes cultural exchange in the US. Exchange visitors ... Read More

Record Number of FOIA Requests to DHS Causes Backlog

Posted on June 29, 2015

It has been reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) receives the most Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests of any government agency, having received a record 291,242 FOIA ... Read More

Technical Errors in Overseas Passport & Visa Systems Resolved

Posted on June 24, 2015

On June 23, 2015, the Bureau of Consular Affairs reported that after experiencing technical issues with overseas passport and visa systems, its database for handling biometric clearance has been ... Read More

Electronic Form I-539, Form I-526, and Regional Center Document Library Discontinued

Posted on June 23, 2015

Electronic filing for Form I-539 and Form I-526 was discontinued by USCIS on June 15, 2015. The Regional Center Document Library has also been discontinued and is no longer accessible. The ... Read More

Visa Interviews Cancelled at US Embassies & Consulates in India

Posted on June 22, 2015

The US Embassy in India recently announced that all non-immigrant visa interviews scheduled between June 22 and June 26, 2015 have been cancelled. Applicants who have scheduled visa interviews at the ... Read More

USCIS Processing Times Now Available

Posted on June 19, 2015

The processing times for certain benefits processed at the International Operations Division headquarters have been published. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began releasing these ... Read More

DHS Proposes Extension of Work Authorization Period for F1 Visa Students

Posted on June 18, 2015

The Barack Obama administration is continuing its efforts to provide additional benefits and work permits to legal residents of United States. Close behind the new rule of granting work permits to H-4 ... Read More