US Visa Interview Waiver Options extended until Dec 31st, 2023

US Visa Interview Waiver Extended until Dec 31st 2023

The US Department of State announced a waiver of US Visa interviews for certain non-immigrants back in Dec 2021 that lasted until December 31st, 2022. Today, they made a significant announcement extending the same until December 31st, 2023. This article will summarize the key points from today’s US Department of State press release. Update: The …

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H1B 60 Day Grace period Jobs Website

In the last few weeks, there were some massive layoffs in the tech industry like Twitter(3000 jobs) , Salesforce(1000), Stripe (1000+), etc. The macroeconomic factors are not favorable and companies are cutting back on costs. Many people save money for black swan events like these. But, sadly, money does not help non-immigrant visa holders on …

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US Consulates India Head Update for 2022-23: 100K Slots for H1B, L1. Guidance Summary 

US Visa Appointments Situation in India for 2022 and 2023 Guidance

Earlier today, there was a Facebook Live session with the Head of US Consulates in India Mr. Don Heflin. In that session, he outlined the US Embassy & Consulates’ current situation and plans for the rest of 2022 and 2023.  In this article, we will summarize the key points and guidance given by him regarding …

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H1B Second Lottery 2023 News: NO Lottery(USCIS Official)

H1B 2023 Second Lottery Done

As most of you know, USCIS received 484K H1B registrations for H1B Fiscal Year(FY) 2023 season and they selected about 127,600 in the first round. Since then, many have been speculating that there is likely going to be a second-round lottery for FY 2023 season similar to the previous H1B FY 2022 season. Today, all …

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US Visa Appointments India: 2022 Updates for F1, B1/B2, H1B, L1 by Head of Consulates

US Visa Appointments Situation for 2022 - Update by Head of Consulates

Last year in November 2021, there was a Facebook Live Q &A session on US Visa Appointments situation in India organized by US Embassy. In that session, Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs for India, Mr. Don Heflin took the time to answer questions about US Visa appointments, the overall Consulates operations situation in India. On …

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USCIS received 484K H1B Registrations for H1B 2023 Lottery

H1B Lottery Numbers for FY 2023 Season

USCIS announced official H1B 2023 first-round lottery results on March 29th, 2022 indicating that they have completed the H1B lottery first round and notified all selected applicants. What they did not announce was the total number of filings and other metrics. They quietly updated their H1B Registration page in late April 2022 with the H1B …

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