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Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act (HR 3012) Passed in House

Filed December 16, 2011 in Green Cards, Processing Times, under Legislation , tagged , , , , ,

Capitol Building Washington DC 148230663Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act (HR 3012) passed in the US House of Representatives November 29, 2011, by a vote of 389 to 15, with considerable bipartisan support. The Act would eliminate the US employment-based per-country cap on green cards entirely by fiscal year 2015, and it also raises the family-sponsored per-country green card cap from 7% to 15%. After it passed, the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act then moved to the US Senate, where it was immediately halted the following day, November 30, 2011, by Senator Grassley (R-IA), who placed a hold on it. more »

US Consulate Mumbai Moves to New Bandra Kurla Facility

Filed November 2, 2011 in Green Cards, Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged ,

University of Mumbai, India 148292760The US Consulate Mumbai moves in November 2011 from Lincoln House in Breach Candy and the American Center in Churchgate to its new facility in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). The new US Consulate Mumbai at BKC reflects the expansion in US-India relations, and features expanded space for consulate operations. The number of interview windows for services to visa applicants and US citizens will increase significantly, from 13 to 44. more »

US Consulate Mumbai Visa Appointment Reduction

Filed March 4, 2011 in Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged , ,

Mumbai Central 115798428The US Consulate Mumbai has announced limited visa appointment availability due to construction of a new US Consulate Mumbai. The new US Consulate Mumbai facility is scheduled to open in November 2011. more »

US Consulates India Increase Access

Filed November 22, 2010 under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged

Blue City, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India 147707817To increase the convenience of the US visa process for Indian nationals, the US Consulates India are increasing access to consular services. Specifically, the US Embassy New Delhi and US Consulates General Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad are now accepting US visa applications from throughout India at all visa facilities, regardless of the applicant’s home address or city of residence. This is part of Mission India’s ongoing effort to facilitate legitimate travel to the US. more »

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