The US Embassy New Delhi has announced that under a new initiative, in select circumstances, qualified foreign visitors who have been interviewed and thoroughly screened in conjunction with a prior US visa application may be eligible to renew their US visas without undergoing another interview. more »
EB-2 priority dates for China (mainland born) and India for the remainder of FY2012 will retrogress substantially, according to Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the US Department of State Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting. More specifically, upon publication of the May 2012 Visa Bulletin, China and India EB-2 priority dates will retrogress to August 15, 2007. more »
FY2013 H-1B filing for cap-subject petitions with an employment start date of October 01, 2012, opens on April 01, 2012. Cap-subject employers should prepare for FY2013 filing as soon as possible on or after that date for employment beginning in the coming fiscal year, as we expect to reach the FY2013 H-1B cap much more quickly than in the last few years given the apparent upturn in the US economy and probable increased demand for foreign workers. more »
EB-2 priority dates for India and China are likely to retrogress in the May or June 2012 Visa Bulletin, according to Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the US Department of State’s Visa Control and Reporting Division, which oversees visa priority dates. So, those with EB-2 priority dates that are current in the April 2012 Visa Bulletin should file the I-485 (the final stage of the green card process) as soon as possible to ensure acceptance before this probable retrogression.
US Mission Russia has expanded its visa interview waiver program as a part of President Obama’s Executive Order to increase travel and tourism to the United States. Starting immediately, certain US visa applicants who have been previously issued a US visa that has expired in the past 47 months will be eligible to renew their US visa without a visa interview. more »