US Visas

Difference Between Visa Expiration Date and Authorized Period of Stay

A lot of people are unaware of the difference between the visa expiration date and the date of expiration of their authorized period of stay. To travel to the U.S. you must hold a passport and a valid U.S visa. You need to get the right type of visa based on the purpose of your …

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Prepare for the H-1B Visa Filing Season

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is likely to start accepting applications for H-1B visas from April 1, 2014. However, USCIS will not accept applications filed before the program start date. Applications filed before the USCIS announces the start date will be rejected. Applications for these work visas can be filed only by the …

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USCIS Approves 10,000 U visas for Victims of Crime

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved 10,000 U visas for the fifth fiscal year 2014. USCIS began issuing U visas in the year 2008. Every year, the agency makes available 10,000 U visas for the victims of certain crimes. Immigrants who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse can apply for these visas. …

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K-1 Fiancé(e) Visas for the Fiancé(e)s of US Citizens

Same sex spouses of US citizens and Green Card holders are now eligible for immigration benefits. US citizens can get their spouses and fiancé(e)s visas and bring them to the United States. Similar to the other US citizens who bring their heterosexual fiancé(e)s to the United States and get married to them here, US citizens can …

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August 2013 Visa Bulletin: F-2A Category is Current

The US Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for August 2013. This visa bulletin contains good news for the spouses and children of Green Card holders who belong to the F2A family preference category. This F2A category is meant for the immediate relatives of Green Card holders. In August 2013, the F2A category …

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Investment Green Cards for Foreign Investors

EB-5 visa program, a program of the USCIS, has helped and is helping several foreign investors to obtain US Green Cards. This visa program permits foreign nationals who invest $500,000 or more and whose investment creates at least 10 full time jobs in America, to become permanent residents of the United States. This is a …

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FY 2014 H-1B Visa Filing Season Begins April 1, 2013

USCIS will start accepting H-1B petitions on Monday, 1st April, 2013 and the US employers and companies use the H-1B visa program to hire scientists, computer programmers, engineers and other high skilled foreign workers specialized in certain specific fields. H-1B petitions must accompany the correct form filing fee and only the petitions that are completely …

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