October 2012

NEW VISA APPOINTMENT SYSTEM FOR CONSULATES IN INDIA FROM SEP. 26, 2012

Posted by Admin on 2012-10-18

The United States Embassy at New Delhi in India on Sep. 5, 2012 announced that they are implementing a new visa processing system throughout India that will further standardize procedures and will simplify fee payment and appointment scheduling through a new website at www.ustraveldocs.com/in. The new appointment system will take effect from September 26, 2012. All U.S. non immigrant visa applicants will be able to pay application fees via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) or with their mobile pho

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IRS ISSUES NEW PROCESURES FOR ISSUANCE OF ITIN

Posted by Admin on 2012-10-18

IRS is reviewing its procedures for issuing new Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) as part of a comprehensive review of the ITIN processing procedures. Forms W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, submitted during the interim period beginning June 22, 2012 through the end of the year must include original documentation such as passports and birth certificates, or copies of these documents certified by the issuing agency. During this interim period, no

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USCIS Announces More Details on Deferred Action

Posted by Admin on 2012-10-13

USCIS will begin accepting applications for consideration for deferred action beginning August 15, 2012. On August 14, 2012 USCIS published Form I-821D and its instructions on its web site at www.uscis.gov and also the filing locations. The application must be filed along with the work permit application (Form I-765) and its work sheet (Form I-765WS). The deferred application must be supported by enough evidence to prove eligibility. Deferred action is a temporary immigration status granted

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USCIS ACCEPTS APPLICATIONS UNDER DEFERRED ACTION & WORK PERMIT FROM AUGUST 15, 2012

Posted by Admin on 2012-10-13

The USCIS has released news on August 3, 2012 that it will begin accepting requests for consideration of deferred action beginning August 15, 2012. The Department of Homeland Security provided additional information on the deferred action for childhood arrivals process during a national media call in preparation for the August 15 implementation date. On June 15, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that certain young people who came to the United States as children and m

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DEFERRED ACTION FOR CERTAIN YOUNG PEOPLE WHO CAME TO THE UNITED STATES AS CHILDREN

Posted by Admin on 2012-10-13

On June 15, 2012, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the three agencies under the DHS, explaining how prosecutorial discretion should be used with respect to individuals who came to the United States as children. The memorandum directs that certain young people who do not present a risk to national security or public safety

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Immigrant Visa Processing is being done at the National Visa Center (NVC) including scheduling inter

Posted by Admin on 2012-10-13

Under the new procedures implemented the National Visa Center (NVC) collects immigrant visa fee, affidavit of support fee and application forms (DS 230 Part I and II), Affidavit of Support forms for US Embassies and US Consulates around the world. The NVC is the main office of all U. S Consulates around the world located at Portsmouth, NH in United States. This office processes all immigrant visa applications once the I-130 petitions are approved by the U. S Immigration (USCIS)

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WHAT IS A VISA AND ITS PURPOSE

Posted by Admin on 2012-10-13

There are more than 20 types of nonimmigrant visas available for people traveling to the United States temporarily. There are many more types of immigrant visas for those coming to live permanently in the United States. The type of Visa you need is determined by the purpose of your intended travel. The following illustration will help you how to read the nonimmigrant visa (for travel to the U.S. as a temporary visitor). In addition, as soon as the visa is received, remember to chec

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