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January 2012

DHS Proposes Regulatory Immigration Reforms

Filed January 31, 2012 under Legislation, USCIS and DHS , tagged , , , , , , ,
US Capitol Rotunda, Washington DC, 147707780

US Capitol Rotunda, Washington DC, 147707780On January 31, 2012, DHS announced a series of regulatory immigration reforms with a view toward attracting and retaining highly skilled immigrants. more »

Improving US Visa Processing: US Visa Pilot Program

Filed January 20, 2012 under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged , , , , ,
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visa stamps 99954476On January 19, 2012, the White House unveiled new initiatives to promote the US as a premier destination for international travelers by improving the US visa and travel processes. These advances have allowed US DOS to issue more than 7.5 million visas in the last fiscal year, a 17% year-on-year increase. The US Visa Pilot Program, which seeks to improve US visa processing, begins January 19, 2012, and ends two years after that on January 19, 2014. more »

Obtaining Drivers License, Social Security Number

Filed January 18, 2012 in Temporary Visas, under Immigration News , tagged ,
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US social security cards 154114379On January 17, 2012, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) issued information on obtaining a Drivers Licence or Social Security Number in the US: “Timing is Everything: Getting Your Driver’s License or Social Security Number.” more »

Unlawful Presence Waiver: DHS Announces New Provisional Procedure

Filed January 6, 2012 under Immigration Waivers, USCIS and DHS , tagged ,
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Metro tunnel, Washington DC 144809780DHS announced on January 6, 2012, that they will issue new regulations for processing of unlawful presence waivers of the 3 and 10 year bar to re-entry for certain immediate relatives of US citizens who wish to file immigrant visa applications (green card applications) abroad. more »

US Consulate Chennai: No More Immigrant Visa Processing

Filed January 5, 2012 in Green Cards, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged , , ,
US Secretary of State Clinton, Chennai Consulate

US Secretary of State Clinton, Chennai ConsulateThe US Consulate Chennai will no longer process Immigrant Visa petitions (for the Green Card) as of January 01, 2012. The US Embassy New Delhi and US Consulate Mumbai will become the only acceptance centers in India for Immigrant Visas. more »

US Consulate Chennai Ends IV Processing

Filed January 5, 2012 under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged ,
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai, India 115952815The US Consulate Chennai will no longer process Immigrant Visa petitions (for the Green Card) as of January 01, 2012. The US Embassy New Delhi and US Consulate Mumbai will become the only acceptance centers in India for IV processing. An Immigrant Visa (IV) allows an individual to live and work in the US permanently, and provides an opportunity to obtain US Citizenship. more »

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