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New H1B, PERM Wage Levels defined in Regulation. Huge Impact!

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 111 Comments

As some of you know, recently H1B, PERM wage levels rule that was submitted to OMB and later withdrawn. It was published as an interim final rule to Federal register on Oct 8th, 2020 and effective now. We will review the background, current wage levels, new wage levels, and impact in this article. This prevailing wage level changes rule is …

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New Rule – USCIS Premium Processing for H4, L2, EAD. Fee $2500

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 34 Comments

Today Senate passed & president signed a big stopgap spending bill to stop shutdown of the US government agencies. As part of that Govt. spending bill, changes to USCIS Premium Processing fee & categories were included. The changes include new options for H1B, L1 dependents like H4, L2 and also EAD. Also, the premium processing fee is going to increase. …

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Visa Bulletin – Filing Date vs Final Action Dates? How does it work?

In Green Card by KumarUpdated : 9 Comments

As many of you know, the October 2020 Visa Bulletin is out and there is some significant movement of priority dates in Employment based category for EB3, especially for Indian nationals under the “Dates for Filing” chart. There was some confusion created by USCIS first telling you need to use the “Final Action Date” and later updating that you can …

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Changes to H1B, PERM Wage Levels – Rule Withdrawn [Oct 2020]

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 6 Comments

US Department of Labor submitted a new regulation that is aimed at changing the H1B and PERM Wage Levels. It was submitted on, September 16th to OMB for review. Ultimately, it was withdrawn on Sep 30th. Below article covers all the details of the same in this article. Latest Update : Rule Withdrawn by US Dept of Labor October 7th, …

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

In US Visa Stamping Experiences by KumarUpdated : 12 Comments

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 …