US Visa Immigration News and Updates - Part 42

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

USCIS Publishes Updated EB-5 Processing Time Information

Posted on November 07, 2014

USCIS released an update about EB-5 visa Processing Report that reflects an average processing time for the Immigrant Investor Program Office as of August 31, 2014. If you are not an US resident ... 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