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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

USCIS Website: New Look and Enhanced Case Status Tool

Posted on November 13, 2014

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched its website with a new look and better case status tool on Friday, Nov 7,2014. The update on the USCIS official website is the ... Read More

USCIS will accept cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY 2016 on April 1, 2015

Posted on November 09, 2014

Many of you have been waiting for the opening of the H-1 B visa filing dates, for the FY 2016. Your wait is finally over! USCIS will start accepting H-1 B visa petition from Wednesday, Apr 1, ... Read More