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Nonimmigrant Visa Wait Times in India

Nonimmigrant visa wait times India

Nonimmigrant visa wait times India (Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadadora Baroda - India)

Nonimmigrant visa wait times to obtain interview appointments at US Consular Posts in India have become extraordinarily long–some more then 90 days, according to AILA. Given this situation and the likelihood that it will continue indefinitely, nonimmigrant visa applicants in India may wish to consider visa processing in a third country. more »

Visa Office Update: September 2012

Filed September 7, 2012 in Green Cards, Processing Times, under DoS and Visa Office , tagged , , , , , ,
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Delayed sign 96665029The Visa Office (VO) of the Department of State has announced that EB-1 visa usage is at a record high, that EB-2 India is likely to go to 2006 next month and EB-2 China will be somewhat ahead of EB-2 India; and that EB-2 worldwide may be current in October or November. more »

US Visas India: New Processing System

Filed September 7, 2012 in Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged
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Bengal Tiger, India 153158594The US Embassy India is implementing a new visa processing system throughout India to standardize procedures and simplify fee payments and appointment scheduling for US visas through a new website. Beginning September 26, 2012, US visa applicants will be able to pay US visa application fees via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), with a mobile phone, or with cash at more than 1,800 Axis bank branches. more »

FY2012 China and India EB-2 Limits Reached

Filed April 24, 2012 in Processing Times, under DoS and Visa Office , tagged , , , ,
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Bamboo, China 154282631The annual Immigrant Visa limits for FY2012 China EB-2 and India EB-2 have now been reached. On April 11, 2012, the United States Department of State (DOS) notified USCIS that they would authorize no further Immigrant Visas for those EB-2 categories. more »

EB-2 Retrogression India, China: May 2012

Filed April 9, 2012 in Processing Times, under DoS and Visa Office , tagged , , ,
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Ellora Caves, Maharashtra, India 126508043The May 2012 Visa Bulletin announces EB-2 retrogression for India and China. Due to the rapid forward movement of the EB-2 cut-off date in recent months, demand for China and India EB-2 numbers increased dramatically during that period, and at a much faster rate than the US Department of State (USDOS) expected. Therefore, they have retrogressed the EB-2 cut-off date to August 15, 2007, in an attempt to hold number use within annual limits while maintaining availability for countries that have not yet reached their EB-2 per-country limit. more »

US Embassy New Delhi: Interview Waiver Pilot Program

Filed March 23, 2012 in Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged , ,
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Ganesha India 148478906The 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 Retrogression: India, China

Filed March 23, 2012 in Processing Times, under DoS and Visa Office , tagged , , , ,
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Forbidden City, Beijing, China 126963145EB-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 »

EB-2 Priority Dates to Retrogress: India, China

Filed March 16, 2012 in Processing Times, under DoS and Visa Office , tagged , ,
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Dragon sculpture, China 78254411EB-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 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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