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Changes to H1B, PERM Wage Levels – New Interim Final Rule

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US Department of Labor submitted a new regulation that is aimed at changing the H1B and PERM Wage Levels. It was submitted yesterday, September 16th to OMB for review. We will review the details of the same in this article. Background – What are H1B, PERM Wage Levels?  All the H1B LCAs have salary information related to the position that …

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H4 Visa Stamping 221g – Proof of Relationship (WhatsApp, Calls)

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As you know with the recent Trump H1B, Other visas Travel Ban, many are seeking H4 Visa Emergency Appointments and getting stamping. One of our users (anonymous for privacy) had a unique situation, where they had to submit proof of relationship. The user was kind enough to share their experience for everyone benefit.  Thanks a lot to the user for …

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H4 Visa Emergency Appointments, Interviews – 21 Experiences in India

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Due to COVID-19, US Consulates in India are not open for regular operations yet. Many of the H4 Holders are getting Emergency US Visa Appointments based on H1B & H4 Visa Exemptions from Trump travel ban. The H4 Visa community has really come together to help one another other during difficult times in various social media channels, especially many Telegram …

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DHS submits Strengthen H1B Visa Rule to OMB as Interim Final Rule

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The long awaited DHS regulation that has been on Spring 2020 Regulatory agenda under H1B category was submitted to OMB for review today under “Interim Final Rule” stage.  Many of you may wonder, what does this “interim final rule” stage mean and what impact it can have on H1B program, including option for lawsuit in court. In this article, we …

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US Visa Dropbox Eligibility Changed to 24 months, until Dec 31

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 35 Comments

US Visa Stamping at Consulates usually involves in-person interview, unless you qualify for the Interview Waiver Eligibility, which is popularly called as Dropbox Visa Appointment. In many cases, US Visa Dropbox Appointment is a must, if you are eligible for it.   In light of COVID and safety of everyone, US Department of State has announced small change in eligibility criteria …

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USCIS Biometrics Appointment Experience at ASC during COVID

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As most of you know, Biometrics is required as part of the New I-539 form and you need to visit Application Support Center (ASC) for the same. Before COVID-19, it was a very straightforward process, but since COVID-19, USCIS has given many updates  that also includes changes to process on how they handle Biometrics. As this is new, many are …

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USCIS I-9 Verification – EAD Production Delays, Use Approval Notice

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Today, there were two announcements, one by ICE that extends I-9 verification flexibility days until Sep 19th, second one by USCIS on EAD card flexibility for I-9 compliance. This is due to the delays with EAD ( Employment Authorization Document) Card Production by USCIS. In this article, we will look at the background and the news update, including who all …