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Visa Bulletin for April 2015 Released

Posted on March 18, 2015

The Visa Bulletin for April 2015 has been released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS). Each month, the Department of State publishes priority dates for various employment based and family based ... Read More

H1B Premium Processing Date Adjusted and Expected to Fill by First 5 Business Days

Posted on March 13, 2015

USCIS, on March 12, 2015, announced a temporary adjustment in its current premium processing receipt levels. In order to prioritize data entry for cap subject H-1B petitions, USCIS will begin premium ... Read More

Green Card Deemed a Better Solution than EAD for H-4 Visa Holders

Posted on March 12, 2015

Each year, the US government issues about 85,000 H-1B visas allowing foreign employees to work in the US temporarily. Until recently, spouses of those H-1B visa holders on H-4 visas were not allowed ... Read More

Preparing Supporting Documentation for H1-B “Specialty Occupation” Petition

Posted on March 12, 2015

As the H1-B season approaches, petitioners are gearing up towards filing for H1-B visa. New recruits who have a degree from an accredited college or university must demonstrate that the proposed ... Read More

Revised Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative

Posted on March 10, 2015

On March 6, 2015, USCIS published the revised Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative. The revised Form allows applicants to notify USCIS of how they would ... Read More

House Passes Bill to Fully Fund Department of Homeland Security

Posted on March 04, 2015

In a historic vote, Congress passed the Department of Homeland Security funding bill with a 257 to 167 win on Tuesday afternoon, ramifying all speculations of DHS shutdown. The bill will be sent to ... Read More

India Launches Online Grievance System “MADAD” Portal for NRIs

Posted on February 25, 2015

On February 21, 2015, the Indian government launched “MADAD” (Help), an online grievances monitoring portal for Indian citizens living abroad. MADAD, which stands for “MEA in Aid of Diaspora in ... Read More