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USCIS H-1B Premium Processing to Begin April 28

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On April 28, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap, including H-1B petitions seeking an exemption from the fiscal year cap for individuals who have earned ...

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Visa Bulletin For May 2014

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A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during May.  Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland ...

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Can NRIs vote in Indian missions abroad? SC asks

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After permitting armed forces personnel to vote at their place of posting, the Supreme Court on Monday attempted to give the non-resident Indians the chance to cast their vote during the ongoing general elections through Indian missions abroad. A bench ...

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Devyani Khobragade issue not closed yet, India tells US

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Ignoring the US viewpoint, India has refused to consider the Devyani Khobragade episode as “closed”, saying there are “residual” issues which need to be addressed. Foreign secretary Sujatha Singh said India has made its expectations clear to the US on ...

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US to accept H-1B applications from April 1(Today)

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Aspirants for the much coveted H-1B visa could start submitting their applications from April 1, a federal US agency has announced. As in the previous years, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can issue a maximum of 65,000 H-1B ...

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Want passport quickly? Tatkal is the only way

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If you’re travelling abroad for studies, work or summer vacation, you may have to apply for a passport in advance. The Regional Passport Office (RPO) in Bangalore says only 17,000 passport booklets are in stock against 30,000 applications pending for ...

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H-1B quota may be used up on Day 1

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The demand for the US H-1B work visas for the coming year is expected to be so high that the quota of 65,000 is expected to be exhausted on the very first day they open for submission — April 1. Last year, ...

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Narendra Modi to contest from Varanasi, Rajnath from Lucknow

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Narendra Modi will contest the Lok Sabha election from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, BJP announced on Saturday, putting to rest all speculation and hoping to boost the party’s prospects in the electorally crucial state. Modi, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, will ...

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Preet Bharara will not bend, indicts Devyani Khobragade again

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Rara Avis is a Latin term for a “rare bird.” The diplomatic fraternity could well coin the term “Bharara Avis” to describe this US attorney, a rare prosecutor who simply does not lose sight of his quarry no matter what ...

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