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H4+EAD Processing Times after Biometrics – User Data, Averages

In H4 Visa by KumarUpdated : 31 Comments

Since the introduction of the New I-539 Form with Biometrics, many of the H4 Visa Holders, who have filed H4 extensions / Change of Status along with their spouse’s H1B Petition in premium processing, have been waiting for their petition decision…Majority of them applied for H4 EAD, and were waiting for decision to continue working on H4 EAD. It has …

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2 H1B Visa, H4 Stamping Experiences – India 2019, Questions, Tips

In US Visa Stamping Experiences by KumarUpdated : 8 Comments

Couple of users went through H1B, H4 visa stampings and some good tips regarding things like smart watch, issues with DS-160, fixing them that are good to know. Thanks a lot to our readers Aswin and Anonymous (for privacy) for taking time to share their detail visa stamping Experiences with community. We appreciate it !  You can either share them …

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What is Form I-944 ? How USCIS determines Public Charge ? Info to Fill ?

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 90 Comments

USCIS, DHS published final version of the ‘Public Charge’ rule, officially titled “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” in late 2019. But it was blocked by many courts until late January 2020. After Supreme Court Judgment on Public Charge rule lawsuit, USCIS announced that it will be effective from February 24, 2020. In the public charge rule, they mentioned that, a …

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New Public Charge Rule Impact for F1 Students, F2, OPT, STEM OPT?

In F1 Visa by KumarUpdated : 19 Comments

Trump administration published the final version of the new ‘public charge rule’ officially called as “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” that is expected to have significant impact on most types of US visa holders and future Green Card Applicants. USCIS announced that Public Charge rule is effective from Feb 24th, 2020 after judgment from Supreme Court in favor of implementing …

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Public Charge Rule for GCs, Transfers, Extensions – H1B, H4, L1 Impact

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 86 Comments

DHS’s rule titled “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds”, popularly known as “the Public Charge Rule” is one of the biggest changes to US legal immigration in many years. It was officially published on Aug 14th 2019,  in Federal Register as final rule by USCIS. The Public Charge rule was blocked by many courts with injunction order in 2019. Finally on …

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Top 20 Clients for Major Outsourcing MNCs – Onsite H1Bs – DOL Stats

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 7 Comments

Since Trump Administration took office, they have put in more policies for H1B compliance, including Executive order of Buy American, Hire American that had brought in more and more scrutiny of the H1B petitions and practices by H1B employers regarding usage of H1B program, including more USCIS Administrative Site Visits for H1B program compliance. As part of these initiatives, for …