US Visa Immigration News and Updates - Part 34

US Visa Processing System Back Online

Posted on July 08, 2015

An undefined hardware failure that occurred in the US visa system on June 9 was resolved on Monday June 29, 2015. Now all visa-issuing embassies and consulates are scheduling visa interviews and ... Read More

USCIS Issues Updated Form I-829

Posted on July 01, 2015

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued an updated version of Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions dated 05/07/15. Beginning August 15, 2015, USCIS will no ... Read More

J-1 Visa Program Changes Now in Effect

Posted on June 30, 2015

The J-1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa designed for individuals who plan to participate in a work and study based exchange visitor program that promotes cultural exchange in the US. Exchange visitors ... Read More

Record Number of FOIA Requests to DHS Causes Backlog

Posted on June 29, 2015

It has been reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) receives the most Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests of any government agency, having received a record 291,242 FOIA ... Read More

Technical Errors in Overseas Passport & Visa Systems Resolved

Posted on June 24, 2015

On June 23, 2015, the Bureau of Consular Affairs reported that after experiencing technical issues with overseas passport and visa systems, its database for handling biometric clearance has been ... Read More

Electronic Form I-539, Form I-526, and Regional Center Document Library Discontinued

Posted on June 23, 2015

Electronic filing for Form I-539 and Form I-526 was discontinued by USCIS on June 15, 2015. The Regional Center Document Library has also been discontinued and is no longer accessible. The ... Read More

Visa Interviews Cancelled at US Embassies & Consulates in India

Posted on June 22, 2015

The US Embassy in India recently announced that all non-immigrant visa interviews scheduled between June 22 and June 26, 2015 have been cancelled. Applicants who have scheduled visa interviews at the ... Read More