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Sixteen EB-5 (Immigrant Investor Program) Regional Centers Terminated Recently

Posted on February 19, 2015

On January 9, 2015, USCIS terminated sixteen EB-5 regional centers. USCIS terminates regional centers that are inactive, fail to submit Form I-924A, or lack economic growth. The following terminated ... Read More

USCIS Revises Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, for Faster Processing

Posted on February 18, 2015

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published the revised Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. The new Form I-129 was edited and labeled on October 23, 2014 ... Read More

Information about H1B Visa Filing Season 2016

Posted on February 17, 2015

USCIS will begin accepting H1B visa applications on April 1, 2015 for an employment start date of October 1, 2015, marking the beginning of the 2016 fiscal year. It is recommended to send applications ... Read More

Students Applying for H1B Visa 2016: Pay Attention to Cap Gap

Posted on February 09, 2015

If you are an international student in USA on F-1 visa applying for H1B visa for 2016, don’t forget your cap-gap requirements. What is “Cap-Gap”? It is the “gap” period between the end ... Read More

USCIS Will Reject H-2B Petitons Received After Jan 26. Until Mar 31, 2015 Since USCIS Hits Midyear H-2B Cap Petitions for the First Half 2015

Posted on February 09, 2015

USCIS announced on February 2, 2015 that it has received enough H-2B petitions to reach its total limit (33,000 petitions) on the number foreign nationals looking to enter the United States under H-2B ... Read More

Good News for NRI Residents: Indian Government Has Merged PIO and OCI Categories to Simplify Immigration Norms

Posted on February 06, 2015

"Existing PIO Card holders are now deemed to be OCI Card holders." The Indian Government has simplified the immigration norms for its overseas citizens. The government of India has merged the ... Read More

Attorneys can now receive immigration correspondence or documents on behalf the applicant

Posted on February 02, 2015

Last year on October 29, 2014, the final rule, Notice of Decisions and Documents Evidencing Lawful Status, was published for comment. As announced by the Department of Homeland Security, the rule went ... Read More