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USCIS COVID 19 Updates : USCIS Offices Closed Until May 3 for In-person

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 84 Comments

The Novel Coronavirus situation is worsening with more and more cases globally…Every country is taking many measures to handle the unprecedented situation. In this context, President Trump has taken many measures such as banning entry from certain countries like China, EU Region, etc. which have more COVID-19 cases.  In addition to that, On March 13th, 2020, President Trump Declared National …

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COVID-19 Updates – Flights to US Citizens, Green Card Holders to US

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Some of you would have scheduled US Visa interview appointments in India or your home country…With the unprecedented Coronavirus Situation US State Department are giving news alerts on how to handle such Visa appointments with their offices…In this page, we have all latest updates on the News and Guidance from US Dept of State, US Embassy India. We will continue …

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US Visa Status on CEAC – Refused for 221g Administrative Processing

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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 …

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H1B Visa 2021 Lottery Predictions – Analysis, Timeline, Results

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 28 Comments

Over the past decade, the demand for H1B Visas has skyrocketed and it keeps getting more every year, despite the tighter regulations and policies of Trump Administration. We had H1B Lottery for the past 7 consecutive years, and it is going to be no different this year. Many factors influence the number of petitions filed by H1B employers and this …

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H1B Visa Change of Status(COS) vs Consular Processing Difference?

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 8 Comments

If you plan to work in US, H1B visa is one of the most popular visa types that is used by many international professionals. Depending on where you are at the time of filing, and your preference, your employer/ H1B sponsor would choose to file the H1B petition either as Change of Status (COS) petition or Consular Processing petition. This …

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H4 EAD Expedite Request Process, Sample Letter – 3 Experiences

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Since the introduction of Biometrics for I-539 form, there has been significant delays in the processing times for H4 and H4 EAD by USCIS. If we look at H4 + EAD Biometrics Experiences, we can see many have been waiting for months, many have lost jobs as well…USCIS gives an option make an expedite request and they consider everything case …

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29 H1B Registration Process FAQs – LCA, Multiple Employers, Results, Fee

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USCIS in their stakeholder call provided guidance for the upcoming H1B Visa 2021 season’s implementation of H1B registration rule’s process, where they shared lot of updates on H1B Registration Tool, Dates, Payments and other topics for the fiscal year 2021 season.  They also clarified many common FAQs in the call. Also, our users asked many questions on the upcoming registration …

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USCIS Update[Feb 2020] on H1B Registration Process, Dates, Tool for FY 2021

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USCIS yesterday had a stakeholder conference call, where they shared the complete process, including dates and various details on the implementation the new H1B Visa Registration rule that will be effective for H1B Visa 2021 season . They also showed the final set of screens of the H1B online registration tool/ portal and went over the typical steps for submitting …

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USCIS Public Charge Rule: Effective Feb 24, New Forms – H1B, H4, L, F

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As most of you know, the Public Charge Rule was Blocked by courts across the nation last year in multiple courts.  On Jan 30, 2020 Supreme Court gave verdict on the blocked public charge rule, indicating that USCIS can go ahead and implement the Public Charge rule. USCIS announced that the Public Charge rule will be implemented by them from …