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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

DHS Announces Employment Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses

Posted on February 24, 2015

Last year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a rule to extend employment authorization to spouses of certain H-1B workers. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  issued a ... Read More

Visa Bulletin for March 2015 Released

Posted on February 23, 2015

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for March 2015, which lists the cut-off dates for different immigration categories and resident countries. The visa bulletin informs ... Read More

Machine-Readable Indian Passports to Be Mandatory for NRIs & Indian Citizens

Posted on February 20, 2015

The Consular, Passport & Visa Division (CPV) of the Ministry of External Affairs issued a public advisory on December 23, 2014 notifying any Indian citizen or resident and/or passport holder with ... Read More

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