View Post

News : H1B 2021 Registrations Lottery Completed [Mar 2020]

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 150 Comments

As many of you know, USCIS has changed their H1B submission process for the fiscal year 2021 with New H1B Registration Process. As part of that they had the H1B registration open for 20 days from March 1st to March 20th, 2020. Employers used Online H1B Registration Tool to submit H1B registrations for their employees that they plan to sponsor …

View Post

Can H1B holder work from Home? Same LCA, MSA, Amendment?

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 61 Comments

As the entire world is grappling with the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, it impacts many living and working on a visa in a foreign country. If you are living in US as a foreigner, you are impacted too, as USCIS has closed their physical offices and premium processing. As many companies closed their physical offices and recommend their employees to work …

View Post

USCIS Confirms COVD-19 Tests, Treatment NOT a Public Charge

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : Leave a Comment

As most of you know, USCIS Public Charge Rule was effective from Feb 24, 2020.  The public charge rule impacts H1B, H4, L1 Visas  and many more visas, including F1 Visa Students, OPT, STEM OPT holders.  With the recent Coronavirus Outbreak globally, testing and treatment is critical for everyone.  Many of the internationals living in US on a visa or …

View Post

Emergency Visa Process to India for OCI Card with Coronavirus Advisory

In NRI by KumarUpdated : 5 Comments

If you are an OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) Card holder, you can travel to India without need for visa.  But, with the recent Coronavirus situation, Indian Government has put in restrictions on OCI Card holders saying that the visa free entry for OCI Card holders is not available until April 15th, 2020 as per Travel Advisory for COVID-19 given …

View Post

USCIS COVID-19 Updates: ASCs to Open in Jul 2020, Receipt Delays

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 155 Comments

On March 13th, 2020, President Trump Declared National Emergency for COVID-19 Outbreak. Also, US Embassy in India has Canceled Visa Appointments… USCIS continue to announce alerts like rescheduling their appointments, closing offices, etc.. This page will provide regular updates on USCIS alerts, changes with office with COVID-19. You can bookmark and come back to this page for updates User Updates …

View Post

US Visa Stamping in India Updates [Oct 2020] : Longer Wait, Auto cancel next year’s appointments

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 253 Comments

Some of you would have scheduled US Visa interview appointments in India or your home country…With the unprecedented Coronavirus Situation US State Department continues to give news alerts on their website, twitter, emails, etc. on how to handle US Visa appointments and the current operation status of their services. This page has all the updates since March 2020, when COVID …

View Post

Why US Visa Status on CEAC says Refused for 221g ? [2020]

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 488 Comments

If you have applied for US Visa and received 221g Administrative Processing for your case, you would have checked your visa stamping status on CEAC website. When you check the status, you used to see status of “Administrative processing”, but that would have changed to “refused” from today, March 3rd, 2020….This has caused a lot of panic among many in …