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News : H4 Employee Protection Act (EAD)– New Bill by Eshoo, Lofgren

In H1B Visa News by KumarUpdated : 5 Comments

As we have H4 EAD Rule Removal Process in progress by Trump Administration, on Nov 16th, House Representatives  Anna G. Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren have introduced a new bill in House to “Allow certain H4 Dependent Spouses to Apply for Employment Authorization (EAD)”. Below is a quick summary and status. What is the bill “ H4 Employment Protection Act” ? …

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US Visa – Annotations : Clearance Received or Department Authorization Meaning ?

In Immigration| Visas by KumarUpdated : 1 Comment

Sometimes, you may get US visa stamp in your passport with an annotation, sometimes there maybe no annotations in them. It can be confusing for few for us. Also, when you are applying for visa and filling out DS-160 form, you also may also encounter questions like below Was your prior H1B Visa (temporary occupation, temporary worker or trainee) annotated …

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F1 to H1B COS (Change of Status) Denied Letter(Real) by USCIS

In Immigration| Visas by KumarUpdated : 19 Comments

F1 visa status to H1B Visa Change of Status(COS) is one of the most common application types filed with USCIS. Unfortunately, some of the COS are denied due to various reasons, couple of these are not maintaining proper status by exceeding the unemployment days allowed and not having training plan compliance as per regulations. Unfortunately, one of our reader got …

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H1B Denial Letter(Real) by USCIS – Speciality Occupation, Employer Employee Relationship

In Immigration| Visas by KumarUpdated : 9 Comments

Some of the H1B petitions are denied by USCIS, it could be for a variety of reasons. Two of the most common H1B denial reason is Employer Employee Relationship Clause and H1B Speciality Occupation Services. Many of you may be curious to know, how that may look like and the wording that USCIS uses for the same.  One of our readers, …

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ECR vs Non-ECR (ECNR) Indian Passport – Meaning, Application, Work, Removal

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Many of you applying for Indian Passport will come across this question “Are you eligible for Non-ECR Category?”. It can be very confusing with ECR and Non-ECR as many of us are not sure what they mean. Also, you may be asked for emigration clearance for employment in certain foreign countries for ECR passport holders. We will look at all …

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H1B, F1, H4 EAD, Other Visas Updates in Fall 2018 Regulatory Agenda

In Immigration| Visas by KumarUpdated : 11 Comments

Similar to previous year Fall 2017 Regulatory Agenda , US Federal Government published their Fall 2018 Regulatory agenda that outlines their priorities on various regulations that are planned for the next upcoming months.  Our focus from the fall regulatory agenda is on topics tied to international students and professionals. So, we will cover priorities of DHS and USCIS around those …

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News: USCIS NTA Memo Roll out – Phased approach – I539(COS), I485(AOS) from Oct 1st

In Immigration| Visas by KumarUpdated : 12 Comments

USCIS has released a press release today on the details on the implementation of the Notice to Appear(NTA) memo guidance from June 2018. They have clarified that NTA memo will be implemented in a phased approached incrementally and will not impact all visa types. Below are the details. USCIS held teleconference to clarify few things, we have included that update …