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USCIS to increase all fees in April 2024 : impact on EB-1A

USCIS has recently implemented substantial changes to its fee structure, affecting various green card categories including EB-1A for Extraordinary Ability. This article will dissect the key modifications, shed light on the reasons behind the fee adjustments, and offer valuable insights for those navigating the immigration process. Understanding the USCIS Fee Increase  Since January 2023, USCIS …

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EB1A Success Story: Niko pivoted from EB2 NIW to EB-1A

Niko is a finance and financial management expert from Azerbaijan. He studied a Bachelor and a Masters in his home country and then worked for almost ten years in the private sector, in finance and accounting. He did a PhD in Management Business Administration with a focus in Public Finance issues in resource-dependent economies.  He applied …

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EB1A Success Story: Pritam, an engineer entrepreneur

In today’s global economy, many individuals seek to immigrate to the United States to pursue career opportunities and entrepreneurial ventures. However, navigating the complex US immigration system can be challenging, especially for those with specialized skills and qualifications.  In this blog post, we will present the journey of Pritam, a successful engineer, entrepreneur and PhD …

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USCIS using fake profiles in social media to track your activity: report

Screenshot from The Guardian Introduction In today’s digital age, our online presence plays a significant role in various aspects of our lives. However, what if I told you that government agencies, including U.S. immigration authorities, may use your social media presence against you? In this article, we will discuss recent developments regarding the use of …

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US Congressmen request that Visa Bulletin shows all countries “Current” in October

Introduction In this article, we will discuss a recent letter sent by a group of 56 U.S. Representatives to the Biden Administration, addressing concerns about the current U.S. Visa Bulletin system. This letter aims to advocate for changes that could alleviate the backlogs in the system and provide more opportunities for immigrants, especially those in …

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Layoffs on an H1B visa: how to protect your immigration status

Introduction In the current economic climate, layoffs have become a common occurrence, especially in the tech sector where a significant portion of the workforce comprises H-1B visa holders. These skilled immigrants face the challenge of finding a new job within 60 days to avoid having to leave the country. In this article, we will explore how individuals …

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USA to open two new consulates in India, domestic visa renewal program to start

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, visited the United States this week. His official tour generated expectation and also headlines.   A joint statement from the United States and India summarizes all the agreements and announcements made. However, in this blog post we will stay away from most political topics and focus only on immigration-related news derived …

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