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Etiquette in India – Completely different from USA – My experience

In Living in US by KumarUpdated : 106 Comments

I heard so many things from my friends, who worked in India, that corporate life in India is much different from America…I never had a chance to experience it as I left to America right after my undergrad…incidentally, our company has off-shore development center in India and I am here in India experiencing the corporate life for the past couple …

H1B Visa Stamping 221(g) Tracker

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 3111 Comments

Not everyone are lucky to get H1B visa stamping at first attempt…Some of you might have got 221(g) query from the Visa Consular officer  ( blue, white, yellow) asking to submit documents. The most frustrating thing about 221(g) blue form is that there is no way to track your application…You just have to wait….it can be frustrating to wait…This page …

Sample Spring 2012 Plan for Applying to MS or MBA in USA

In Application Info by KumarUpdated : 34 Comments

Students planning to apply for Spring 2012 would be wondering what would be an ideal plan to apply for next Spring….Last year, I have spent quite some time trying to explain the deadlines and give a sample plan. You must read this article :Application Deadlines Spring, Plan – MS in USA . Uing the same plan in that article, I …

H1B visa 2012 Cap count Update – April 18th, 2011 – 1800 Filed

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 73 Comments

USICS released H1B visa cap count updates earlier today i.e April 18th, 2011. They counted all the petitions received until April 15th, 2011.  Here are the numbers : New 1,200 cap eligible petitions were filed for Regular quota New 600 cap eligible petitions were filed for Advanced degree quota. April 18th H1B cap count updates by USCIS : Regular H1B …

April 8th 2011 – H1B visa 2012 Cap count Update – Filings down ?

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 21 Comments

USICS released its first H1B visa cap count updates on April 8th, 2011. They counted all the petitions receieved until April 7th, 2011.  According to their update, below are the numbers : First H1B cap count updates by USCIS in April : Regular H1B Cap H1B filings 5,900 of total 65,000 Advanced degree cap filing count 4,500 of total 20,000 …

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When can H1B visa 2012 Petition be Rejected ? USCIS Guidelines

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 267 Comments

USCIS gives a set of guidelines to petitioners explaining the steps to be followed by them to avoid rejections or issuance of RFE ( request for evidence). USCIS keeps adding new guidelines or modifying existing ones.  Below is the list of those guidelines. It is very important for employers and employees to know these rules to avoid any delay in …