Biden’s Administration to Facilitate & Expand Legal Immigration Process

Citizens of worldwide countries wishing to live in the United States could soon be subject to simpler and shorter procedures in order to reach their goal, as the latter’s government is seeking to make the immigration process more accessible. The President of the United States, Joe Biden, has unveiled his plans to expand the legal immigration system, according to a 46-page draft blueprint obtained by the New York Times, VisaGuide.World reports. “Potential immigrants will have a better [...]

By |2021-06-03T11:03:23+02:00June 3rd, 2021|US Visa/Passport News|

US & China Remain World’s Biggest Travel & Tourism Markets Despite 40% & 60% Decrease in GDP

Ten of the world's most significant travel and tourism markets suffered the biggest financial collapse in 2020 due to travel restrictions and "unnecessary and crushing" quarantines, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed in its recent report. Despite suffering a 41 per cent decrease in the gross domestic product (GDP), the United States managed to be the largest global travel and tourism market, in 2020, VisaGuide.World reports. WTTC previously warned that the US risked losing [...]

By |2021-05-14T13:47:01+02:00May 14th, 2021|China Visa/Passport News, US Visa/Passport News|

UK – India Sign Agreement to Boost Work Visas for Indians

Home Secretary Priti Patel and Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishanka have signed the ‘Migration and Mobility Partnership,’ through which young professionals of both countries could benefit by living and working in the other. In addition, the UK government’s immigration scheme aims to enhance cooperation on combating immigration, fraud, and crime and attract the best and brightest individuals from India and countries worldwide to study, work and live in Britain VisaGuide.World reports. “The new partnership with [...]

By |2021-05-09T19:07:25+02:00May 9th, 2021|US Visa/Passport News|

US Travel & Tourism Sector Lost $766 Billion in 2020 Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a loss of $766 billion in the US travel and tourism sector during last year after most countries all over the world suspended international flights to halt the further spread of the pandemic. The data was revealed through research carried out by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and was presented through the annual Economic Impact Report (EIR). The annual EIR has shown that the sector’s contribution to the gross domestic [...]

By |2021-05-12T10:54:45+02:00April 21st, 2021|US Visa/Passport News|

USCIS: Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process for H-1B Visas Completed

The United States Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it received enough applications during the initial registration period in order to reach the 2022 fiscal year cap for the Person in Specialty Occupation Visa, known as H-1B visa. Through the H-1B visa, internationals engaged in different fields are permitted to temporary work in some US companies. The US authorities issue 85,000 new H-1B visas yearly for all persons interested in working as architects, doctors, lawyers, accountants, etc., [...]

By |2021-04-05T12:14:29+02:00April 5th, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS May Reopen H-1B Petitions Rejected Previously by Trump Administration

The Biden administration has unfolded its plans to reopen H-1B petitions that have previously been denied due to three rescinded Trump policy memos. Such announcement has brought hope to many Indian professionals, who are the largest national group of applicants or the US H-1B visa program, obtaining nearly two-thirds of the total of 85,000 H-1B visas issued annually, as well as other internationals interested in working in the US companies, in different fields such as professors, doctors, [...]

By |2021-03-17T15:49:07+02:00March 17th, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|

Biden Reverses Trump Ban on Certain Family Members of US Citizens & Residents

The United States President Joe Biden has decided to lift the ban that prohibited many diversity visa applicants from entering the country, stressing that keeping the doors closed on legal immigration did not help the United States. "It harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here," Biden pointed out in the proclamation, removing the previous proclamation, VisaGuide.World reports. In April last year, [...]

By |2021-02-26T14:22:57+02:00February 26th, 2021|US Visa/Passport News|

Croatia One Step Closer to Becoming Part of the US Visa Waiver Program

Croatian passport holders may soon be able to travel to the United States with only a travel authorization, without needing to apply for a tourist or visitor visa in advance (B1/B2), as the US Ambassador in Croatia has announced that the country has met another very important criterion to become part of the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The US Ambassador in Croatia, Victoria J. Taylor herself, announced the news through a tweet in her official Twitter [...]

By |2021-02-18T15:43:43+02:00February 18th, 2021|US Visa/Passport News|

DHS Introduces Final Rule to Make H-1B Visa Program More Effective & Efficient

A final rule changing regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions, counting also those that could be eligible for the advanced degree exemption has been posted for public inspection by the Department of Homeland and Security. An announcement by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) noted that the final rule moves back the order based on which the USCIS chooses H-1B petitions under the regular cap as well as the advanced degree exemption. It also introduces an [...]

By |2021-02-15T18:01:15+02:00February 15th, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|

H-1B Visa Rejection Rates Declined Profoundly for Top 10 Companies in Summer 2020

The rejection rates for H-1B work visas has marked an enormous decrease for the top 10 companies in the quarter ended September 31, 2020, based on an analysis published by the United States immigration data. The rejection rate decreased to 1.5 per cent from July until September, compared to 21 per cent in the previous nine months, VisaGuide.World reports. Previously the National Foundation for American Policy concluded that even though the H-1B denial rates remained high compared [...]

By |2021-02-01T14:28:04+02:00February 1st, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|
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