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US Visa Bulletin for March 2016 Benefits Chinese

14:23 10/03/2016
The US Department of State (DoS) published its monthly visa bulletin in February. The Visa Bulletin showed a movement in dates across the EB-3 and EB-5 visa categories, allowing for earlier...

Increasing Numbers of Russians Applying to US Green Card Lottery

13:22 19/10/2015
The entry period for the DV-2017 green card lottery started on 1 October 2015. The closing date is 3 November, 2015. Almost 100,000 more Russians took part in the 2015 U.S. green card lottery than in...

US Visa System almost fully operational

11:45 01/07/2015
The US Department of State issued a press release on 29 June with an update on the US Visa System failures. According to the release, published online at travel.state.gov, all visa-issuing embassies...

Infosys pays $34m to US immigration but denies visa abuse

10:33 06/11/2013
The Indian IT outsourcing giant Infosys has agreed to pay $34m in settlement of a case brought against it by the US Department of State, US Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of...

Russia and US ease visa rules

16:25 08/08/2012
Last month the Russian State Duma eased visa rules for US Citizens and, similarly, the US did the same for Russian citizens. The State Duma is a part of the Russian Parliament which proposes new laws...

US announces interview waiver program for Indians

9:07 09/07/2012
In order to attract more Indian tourists, the US has announced that eligible visa applicants will be able to apply for a US visa without being interviewed in person. "US Department of State has...

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