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EB-3 Dates Advances For People From Indian Origin

Posted on October 15, 2014

U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin for October 2014 grants advancement for EB-3 category. The EB-2 priority date is still 05/01/09 for India. EB-1, EB-4 and EB-5 also continue to remain ... Read More

Report on Diversity: U.S. Immigrant Population Record Hits 41.3 Million People

Posted on October 14, 2014

According to a recently released report, the overall immigrant population (referred to as the foreign-born) in the USA has reached a record 41.3 million, the highest rate in 93 years. This means 13.1 ... Read More

Second Biometric Appointment Notice: Appointment Bug in Visa Application System

Posted on October 07, 2014

USCIS: Some Biometric Appointment Notices Issued in Error If you are wondering why you received second biometric appointment (Form I-797C) at the Application Support Center (ASC) even though you ... Read More

A Relief to NRIs: Merging of PIO and OCI Card Schemes

Posted on September 29, 2014

A long-standing demand of the NRI Community in the USA The Indian Government will be implementing a law, very soon, to merge the OCI and PIO Card schemes as per the announcement made by Indian ... Read More

India to Facilitate Electronic Travel Authorization and On-Arrival Tourist Visas for American Citizens Visiting India

Posted on September 28, 2014

An estimated 1 million Americans travel to India each year. Many American citizens, especially those with Indian ties, have been discouraged from visiting India due to the visa procedures and ... Read More

New Digital Photograph Requirements While Filling the US Visa Application

Posted on September 16, 2014

Applications from certain countries do not require to upload a digital photograph while filling up the DS-160 Visa Application Form. US Embassy / Consulates  may require these visa applicants to take ... Read More

US Department of State Will No Longer Support Users With Internet Explorer Version 6.0 and SSL 2.0/3.0

Posted on July 29, 2014

Effective August 17, 2014, US Department of States has rolled out an update that the site will no longer support users with browser Internet Explorer version 6.0 (IE 6.0) and Secure Sockets Layer ... Read More