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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

USCIS May Consider Going Online With Its Immigration Forms To Avoid Backlogs

Posted on October 23, 2014

A San Francisco based company, FileRight, is lobbying with Obama administration to digitize the immigration process making immigration forms easier to fill out with a new online system. The United ... Read More

EB-2 India: Retrogression Imminent

Posted on October 16, 2014

EB-2 is a second preference, immigrant visa for the United States employment-based permanent residency.  As anticipated in the section D of the Visa Bulletin for November 2014, there is bad news for ... Read More

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