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USCIS Increases Fee for EAD, I-485, I-140 From November 23, 2010

All immigration applications or petitions like EAD (I-765), AOS (I-485), I-140 etc. that are mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed on or after November 23, 2010 must follow the new fee structure. Here is the list that is important to the immigrants who are in Greencard process. > Form I-140 (employment-based immigrant visas) filing fee increases […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: November 2, 2010 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration

Prefer Employment Based Immigrants over Family Citizenship

Obama administration is yet to discuss immigration reform in the first half of 2010. The independent report recommends skilled immigrants over family based citizenship. Here is the quote from the Brookings report – Reorient Immigrant Admissions Criteria We must reorient the nation’s immigrant admissions criteria to better serve Americans and our economic goals. Family unification […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: October 9, 2009 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration
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Ted Kennedy – Tributes To Immigration Champion

“Lion of Senate” – Ted Kennedy is no more but his legacy of immigration related laws changed many lives in US. One such law that changed US immigration is – “Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965”. The cosponsored law ended the preference of Canadians and Western Europeans as immigrants and allowed people from all parts […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: August 29, 2009 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration

May 2009 Visa Bulletin India Dates – EB3 Unavailable

In May 2009 Visa bulletin the bad news came too early , May 2009 bulletin retrogressed India Employment Third preference to unavailable cut-off date which clearly indicates demand for EB3 numbers – (AOS)adjustment of status cases. May 2009 Bulletin released reflected the big drop not only for India but also to other countries EB3 category […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: April 10, 2009 | Categories: Immigration, VisaBulletin

Huge Drop in H1-B Visa Applications

After first week of opening visa applications, USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) reports that it received only 42,000 H!-B visa applications from foreigners for high skill jobs in US. The total available visas are 65000. Last year the cap of 65K is reached within few days.For year 2008 USCIS received 163,000 H1-B applications. The […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: | Categories: H1B, Immigration

Greencard typo costs driver's license

Karla Cunningham’s Greencard has one mis-typed letter that almost costed her Indiana’s driver’s license. Fox reports that Karla, a Jamaican citizen became US permanent resident at age 5. She had in her name one letter mistyped – instead of Karla, the greencard has it karia. (“L” instead of “i”). The trouble started when she relocated […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: December 24, 2008 | Categories: Immigration
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GreenCard Holders fingerprinted from January 18 2009 at Port of Entry

US-VISIT (United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology) was a program implemented in year 2003 that fingerprints and photographs non-immigrants at the US border and that helped immigration officials to remove document fraud done by immigrants. From 2003 to till date, US-VISIT took the information from non-immigrant visa holders like H1-B, B1, F1 visa […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: December 19, 2008 | Categories: Immigration
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USA Immigration Greencard Reform Proposals

Attorney Mike Templo writes in abs-cbn news recaps all the proposals that are still pending with US Senate for approval. This bill as we most of us know is “The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007”. Now that US elections are over we may see some progress in year 2009. The main proposals of this […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: November 17, 2008 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration
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December 2008 Visa Bulletin EB2, EB3 dates unchanged

The December 2008 visa bulletin is released by USCIS today and to no surprise the dates are unchanged compared to November 2008. EB2 dates are 1 June 2003 where as EB3 its 1 October 2001. These dates are important for persons who are in green card process so that they can go to next stage […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: November 8, 2008 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration, VisaBulletin

Can Person on EAD start a business in US ?

This is the situation of entrepreneur – EB2 and filed AOS received EAD (Employment Authorization Document). Is it possible for a person on EAD status to own a business and work as CEO of their own business ? Probably not as EAD For employment based green cards, the green card applicant uses AC21 and may […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: October 28, 2008 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration