US Visa/Passport News

Trump Plans to Expand US Travel Ban with Seven More Countries

The United States president has revealed his plans to expand the much-criticized travel ban, by adding seven more countries to it.  If these plans come to life, the nationals of newly added countries will be unable to travel to the US, aside from refugees and those already holding green cards or US visas. While the current travel ban applies to Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia as well as North Korea and Venezuela, the seven new countries [...]

By | 2020-01-23T11:16:56+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|US Visa/Passport News|

Government of Estonia Supports Creation of Digital Nomad Visa

The government of Estonia has made another step towards the finalization of the new changes to the Aliens Act, which among others would introduce a new visa for digital nomads. Last week, the government of Estonia approved a bill that would amend the Aliens Act to include a plan for the establishment of a digital nomad visa, what would make Estonia one of the first countries in the world to enable digital nomads to stay in the [...]

By | 2020-01-22T14:20:03+00:00 January 22nd, 2020|US Visa/Passport News|

Cyprus Steps Up Efforts to Join US Visa Waiver Program

Cyprus has accelerated its efforts to join the US Visa Waiver Program, so that its citizens can visit the United States visa-free, by establishing a working group together with Washington, the main duty of which is to expedite the issue. Only this week, the Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, Interior Minister Nicos Nourish, and Justice Minister of Justice George Savvides conducted a meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl C. Risch, during a [...]

By | 2020-01-17T11:05:42+00:00 January 17th, 2020|Cyprus Visa/Passport News, US Visa/Passport News|

USCIS to Implement H-1B e-Registration Process for Fiscal Year 2021 Cap Season

Employers of H-1B Visa applicants will need to register electronically before proceeding with any other step to apply for a H-1B visa in the 2021 Cap Season, after the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that they have completed a successful pilot testing phase of the electronic registration process, thus implementing it in the next H-1B lottery. According to a press release of the USCIS, at the end of the electronic registration, applicants will also need [...]

By | 2019-12-10T13:43:59+00:00 December 10th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

Filmmakers Sue Trump Admin. Over Social Media Screening of Visa Applicants

Two documentary film organizations, Doc Society, based in Brooklyn, and the International Documentary Association, based in Los Angeles, have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration last Thursday over a new US visa rule which required from applicants to submit their social media details when submitting an application. The lawsuit which was jointly developed by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law representing [...]

By | 2019-12-09T11:22:31+00:00 December 9th, 2019|US Visa/Passport News|

Croatia: We Are on the Verge of Signing a Visa-Free Agreement with US

After Poles started traveling visa-free to the United States of America in November 8, now Croatian officials are claiming that Croatia is also nearing an agreement with the United States for its citizens to travel to the country visa-free for business and tourism purposes. According to the Croatian Daily Newspaper Večernji List, the US and Croatia will finalize important security criteria before this year's end, which will lead to an agreement of visa-free travel between both countries. [...]

By | 2019-12-04T15:00:18+00:00 December 4th, 2019|US Visa/Passport News|

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Admin. from Denying Visas to Immigrants Without Health Insurance

A United States judge in Oregon has blocked a proclamation of the Trump administration that intended to reject visa applications to immigrants without access to health insurance, through a preliminary injunction. A proclamation issued in the evening of October 4, by the White House announced that the US President Donald Trump instructed the authorities to stop granting visas to immigrants who would become a “financial burden” to the US healthcare system. The proclamation stated that the US [...]

By | 2019-11-29T10:38:06+00:00 November 29th, 2019|US Visa/Passport News|

DHS Delays Promised Mayor Changes to H-1B Visa Program for the Third Time

The United States Department of Homeland Security has delayed the introduction of a proposal for major changes to the H-1B visa program, for the third time now. Two years ago the agency had promised to implement changes in order to combat “fraud and abuses” to the much sought after H-1B visa which is a non-immigrant visa that enables foreigners to work in the US in specific job positions such as professors, doctors, lawyers, engineers, IT specialists and [...]

By | 2019-11-27T09:52:30+00:00 November 26th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

US Deports 150 Indians for Violating Visa Norms or Entering Illegally

The United States has deported about 150 Indian nationals this week, for either violating visa rules or entering the country illegally. A plane from the US that arrived via Bangladesh at the T3 terminal of the New Delhi airport at 6 in the morning on Wednesday, brought the deportees back to India. According to a Delhi airport official these Indians were deported for either being illegal immigrants or for violating visa norms. The deportation follows the one [...]

By | 2019-11-21T13:19:29+00:00 November 21st, 2019|US Visa/Passport News|

H-1B Visa Applicants Will Soon Need to Pay $10 Extra for Registration

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have decided to start applying a new non-refundable fee to H-1B visa applicants for every registration submitted. A press release on the final rules explains that the USCIS will now ask employers submitting petitions for foreign workers to pay a $10 non-refundable fee for each H-1B registration. The move has been taken in a bid to collect the means necessary to modernize and more efficiently process applications to live or [...]

By | 2019-11-13T10:36:36+00:00 November 13th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|