Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, Formerly INS)
FAQ about US Visas from Consular
Section The American Consulate General Mumbai
Visa Bulletin issued by the State Department (Generally updated
by the middle of each month): The Department of State has available
a recorded message with visa availability information that
can be heard at: (202) 663-1541. This recording will be updated
in the middle of each month with information on cut-off dates
for the following month.
articles on H1B and Immigration:
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Question: I live in New Delhi. Recently I got engaged to a girl
who is a green-card holder. I have been hearing confusing
things about what I need to do and the time it will
take for me to get my green card. Can you clarify?
do I get a US Work Permit? There are many types of work
permits, each with specific requirements as to type of position,
type of employer, duration, etc.
on Immigration by Ashwin Sharma (Immigration
pointers to maximize your success of obtaining an H-1B this
year ". "Social Security
Number Delays and Employment Authorization".
Computerworld (6/19/2000): "A
foreigner's plea: Make it easier for us to work in U.S." .....Indians form a sizable part of the group of high-tech
professionals who are issued temporary H-1B visas to work
in the U.S....
Computerworld (6/5/2000): "Backlog
keeps visas on shelf" ..At swamped INS, permanent
visas delayed; guest workers might have to return home...
The Christian Science Publishing Monitor: As
Congress considers letting more foreigners fill "high-tech
jobs, software engineers rebel" .................
The New York Times on the web: "Rethinking
the Economics of Immigration : What could be done? Permit
H-1B workers to change jobs freely after they are admitted
to the country. Authorize the Labor Department to conduct
random investigations of their employment conditions. Finally,
require the immigration service to process applications for
permanent, employment-based immigration more quickly, which
would reduce the need for H-1B visas in the first place. "
San Jose Mercury News: "....And it recognizes that
the long-term solution to H-1Bs is reforming the system of
permanent work visas or green cards, and begins that process........"
Many lawful permanent residents (green card holders) are currently
living in the United States, separated from their families....
of family reunification rekindled ... A group of young professionals is spearheading support
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Note: Page last updated: December 2013