US Visa/Passport News

US Tech Workers Urge Trump to Suspend H1-B and H-2B Visa Programs for This Year

A nonprofit organization, known as US Tech Workers, has urged America’s government to suspend for this year the H-1B and H-2B visa programs, to protect their interest amid coronavirus pandemic. Through a letter addressed to the US President, Donald Trump, the organization asked the suspension of these two programs amid the economic shutdown, due to COVID-19. “We have written a letter asking that the H-1B & H-2B visa program be suspended for this year due to the [...]

By |2020-04-01T21:00:46+02:00April 1st, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS Will Remain Closed Until May 3, Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the temporary closure of its offices across the country. USCIS closed down its offices on March 18, as part of the social distancing measures to try and combat the spread of the COVID-19. The closure has now been extended until at least May 3, 2020, reports VisaGuide.World. According to the announcement, work is scheduled to resume on May 4. Originally, the offices were supposed to open on April 7. [...]

By |2020-04-01T17:44:23+02:00April 1st, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, US Visa/Passport News|

Ireland Advises J1-Visa Holders in the US to Return Home

The ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, has advised all Irish citizens who are in Ireland on a J-1 in the US visa to return home. Mulhall posted the video message via his Twitter account on March 30, reports VisaGuide.World, as the number of COVID-19 cases in the US rises. “This is a message to Irish people here in America on J1 visas. I know how important the J1 experience is because I was [...]

COVID-19: H-1B Visa Workers Seek 180-Day Extension of Stay Due to Layoff

International technology professionals on H1-B visas want the US government to extend all their stay in the United States, from the existent 60 to 180 days after the layoff, due to coronavirus global crisis that affected businesses as well. H-1B visa holders have initiated a petition campaign on the official website of the White House asking to extend their stay in the US  and to protect the H1B workers under these difficult circumstances, VisaGuide.World reports. The petition [...]

By |2020-04-01T14:56:17+02:00April 1st, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, H1B Visa News Portal|

COVID-19: Trump Announces Potential Travel Restrictions to More Countries

US President Donald Trump has announced that the US may extend their current travel restrictions to even more countries, in an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19. “They’ll be staying, and we may add a few more. But the guidelines will be very much as they are, maybe even toughened up a little bit. But they’re having a big impact, they’re having a tremendous impact,” Trump said at a White House press conference on Monday, referencing [...]

USCIS: H-1B Visa Cap for 2021 Has Been Reached

The United States Citizenship and Immigration agency announced that the limit for the preliminary applications for H-1B visas has been reached, for the annual cap of 85,000 visas, as this is the first time USCIS imposed a new electronic registration system. Through the new system of USCIS, applications streamline the expensive and cumbersome applications process for H-1B temporary visas, VisaGuide.World reports. H-1B visa, enables all international citizens, specialized in specific skills such as IT professionals, architects, professors, [...]

By |2020-03-30T17:44:05+02:00March 30th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS: H-1B Initial Registration Process Has Been Completed

The number of electronic registrations for the initial period H-1B visa Cap, for the fiscal year 2021 has been completed, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service announced. The application process has been opened from March 1, until March 20, and enables internationals who have a university degree to apply electronically for an H1-B temporary visa, after paying a $10 fee VisaGuide.World reports. "USCIS has received enough electronic registrations during the initial period to reach the FY [...]

By |2020-03-30T10:33:32+02:00March 30th, 2020|US Visa/Passport News|

US Offers Visas to Foreign Doctors to Help With Coronavirus Pandemic

The US government is offering visas to foreign medical staff as they seek to get help amid the coronavirus pandemic. The US Bureau of Consular Affairs has urged medical professionals to turn to their nearest U.S diplomatic mission so they can arrange a visa appointment. "We encourage medical professionals seeking work in the U.S. on a work or exchange visitor visa (H or J), particularly those working on #COVID19 issues, to contact the nearest US Embassy/ Consulate [...]

Thousands of US Citizens Stranded Abroad Due to Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

More than 50,000 US citizens are stranded abroad because of the travel restrictions enforced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ian Brownlee, head of the State Department’s repatriation task force, said they are working tirelessly to bring them back. “Our posts around the world have received requests for assistance for getting back to the United States from over 50,000 US citizens. And we’re committed to bringing home as many Americans as we possibly can,” said Brownlee in a [...]

USCIS Extends Suspension of In-Person Visa Services Until April 7

The US Citizenship Immigration Services has extended the temporary suspension of in-person visa services at its asylum offices and Application Support Centers, until at least April 7, amid coronavirus pandemic, the USIC announced. On March 18, the USCIS reported that all in-person services have been suspended until April 1 due to the COVID-10 outbreak, but the extension will last for an indeterminate period, VisaGuide.World reports. "USCIS offices will reopen on April 7, unless the public closures are [...]

By |2020-03-27T15:36:38+02:00March 26th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, US Visa/Passport News|