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Changes to passport requirements for entry to the US

15:41 12/10/2004
Starting Oct. 26 this year, each person wishing to visit the United States must have either a Machine Readable Passport (MRP) and a visa waiver form or a valid visa issued by U.S. authorities before...

USCIS Reaches FY2005 Cap for H-1B Applications

10:40 01/10/2004
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it has received its congressionally-mandated limit for H-1B applications for FY2005. No more H-1B applications subject to the FY2005 cap will...

Incoming Visitors to US Face Heightened Security Checks

10:16 01/10/2004
Entry points across the US have begun 'biometric' security checks on business travellers and vacationers entering the country. This new security measure, in which the incoming traveler is...

US Green Card Lottery DV 2006 details announced

10:49 30/09/2004
Today has seen details of the Green Card Lottery DV 2006 being announced. The main points to note about the new program are as follows: The Program is unchanged from last year. You canonly apply...

US - H-1B cap almost filled for FY2005

9:33 31/08/2004
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it had received 40,000 H-1B applications toward the FY2005 cap as of 4 August 2004. Approximately 21,000 applications...

US - a one-year extension for Biometric Passport Issuance

13:33 09/08/2004
US State Department announces a one-year extension for Biometric Passport Issuance by Visa Waiver Program Countries On Aug. 09, United States President George Bush extended the deadline by one year,...