Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicUS visas

Topic: US visas

Want a US visa? Book an appointment in 2024 — Indians rue loss of business as wait stretches on

Wait time longer due to backlog of visa applications put on hold during pandemic, surge in new applications, and limited consular staff, say tourism industry leaders.

‘Know where you want to study & why’ — US Embassy’s tips on how to seal your visa interview

A record 62,000 US student visas were issued to Indians in 2021 — this year, the country plans on opening up at least 20-25 per cent more slots for aspiring students.

US embassy to start giving visa interview slots for Indian students from Monday

Don Heflin of the US embassy said students won't require proof of Covid-19 vaccination to enter the country, but will need a negative test report taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

H-1B visa overhaul will be affected if immigration bill is broken up

Biden’s immigration plan calls for boosting the number of green cards. But House Democrats are weighing a piecemeal approach to immigration that would put more popular measures first.

What Biden’s reversal of Trump-era visa ban means for immigrants, H-1B aspirants

US President Joe Biden reversed a freeze on legal immigration imposed during the pandemic by the Trump administration.

Biden administration delays Trump’s H-1B policy, to continue lottery system until 31 December 2021

On 7 January, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced to do away with the traditional lottery system in deciding the successful applicants for the H-1B visas.

Indian Embassy in US to accept online applications for visa, OCI through VFS Global

A service fee of USD 15.90 per application will be charged in addition to applicable Government of India fees for these services.

US revoked over 1,000 Chinese visas over national security amid mounting tensions

The visas were cancelled under a May presidential proclamation which targets Chinese citizens with ties to the People’s Liberation Army, an US embassy statement said.

US govt reverses decision to curb foreign student visas after fight with Harvard, MIT

US agrees to rescind last week’s requirement that foreign students take at least one in-person class even as colleges prepare online-only coursework.

Harvard is undercutting its own logic in fight for foreign students, US govt says

The US said Harvard and MIT can’t persuasively argue that there is a correlation between physical presence & quality of education if American students will also be learning online.

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