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Indian Travelers To Get Expedited Security Screening & Clearance Under The US Global Entry Program

Posted on July 03, 2017

Under the “U.S. and India Travel and Tourism Partnership Year” of 2017, the US government has admitted India into its Global Entry program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk ... Read More

After-Effects Of The Goods & Services Tax (GST) Bill On NRIs

Posted on June 30, 2017

Being implemented on July 1, 2017 the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill is the biggest tax reform India has seen in over 20 years. This new bill will bring the multitude of central and state taxes ... Read More

More Efficient, Navigation-Friendly Form I-485 Released By USCIS

Posted on June 29, 2017

The Unites States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a newly revised Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485). This will go into permanent ... Read More

Premium H-1B Processing For Medical Doctors Resumes on June 26th

Posted on June 26, 2017

Under the Conrad 30 and Interested Government Agency waiver programs, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would be resuming its premium processing of H1B petitions for ... Read More

Original Signatures No Longer Mandatory on Form I-864

Posted on June 23, 2017

In order to smoothen the visa process for family-based visa categories and reduce the number of visa rejections on the pretext of incomplete documentation, the National Visa Center will now accept ... Read More

PIO Cards will be Invalid For India Travel After December 31, 2017

Posted on June 22, 2017

After December 31, 2017 traveling on a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card to India will not be valid and could be potentially denied entry on arrival. Travelers should either convert to an Overseas ... Read More

Aadhaar Card Not Applicable to NRIs For Filing Taxes

Posted on June 20, 2017

India’s Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has exempt Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) from being eligible for an Aadhaar card. The Indian Biometric ID card - Aadhaar is applicable only to the resident ... Read More