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US visa

Biden administration proposes massive hike in immigration fees including H-1B visas

The application for the H-1B visa increases from USD 460 to USD 780, and L-1 from USD 460 to USD 1,385

05 Jan 2023 1:00 PM

US announces 1.5-year extension for some expiring immigrant work permits

The move announced by the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday will go into effect from May 4, 2022

04 May 2022 10:27 AM

US resumes visas for students

Parents will not be allowed to accompany the students to the US to help them settle as tourist (B1/B2) visas are still not being issued

14 Jun 2021 8:34 AM

US now says no new foreign students for all-online classes

There were more than 1 million international students in US for 2018-19 academic year, according to the Institute of International Education

25 Jul 2020 8:56 AM

US visa rules: Indian students concerned about deportation, dropping out semester

US immigration authority said that foreign students will have to leave or risk deportation if their universities switch to online classes

12 Jul 2020 3:41 PM


US H1B visa: India says it is assessing impact of Donald Trump's order

US President Donald Trump had on Tuesday suspended the H1B visas till the end of the year.

26 Jun 2020 1:26 AM

Google CEO Sundar Pichai disappointed with US President Trump's H1B visa move

Some other types of foreign work visas were also suspended till the end of 2020 to protect US workers in a crucial election year.

24 Jun 2020 12:07 AM

Extension of non-immigrant visa holders in US on case-by-case basis: USCIS

According to the USCIS, Indians are the biggest beneficiaries of the H-1B visa programme.

15 Apr 2020 1:15 PM

US visa move against China casts pall over talks to end trade war

The State Department did not name the Chinese officials affected by the visa clampdown.

09 Oct 2019 10:36 AM

US strict visa rule kicks in, applicants need to submit social media info

Serious immigration consequences have been laid down for those who fake about their social media.

02 Jun 2019 10:17 AM


As US starts deportation process from Oct, here's how it will impact H-1B holders

In relief to H-1B visa holders for now this will not be implemented for employment-based petitions, humanitarian applications and petitions.

27 Sep 2018 8:53 AM

Denied visa, Afghan girls now allowed in US for robotics contest

The US State Department had declined to comment on why the Afghan team's visa applications were denied.

13 Jul 2017 4:47 PM

New US visa rules for 6 Muslim nations, refugees must prove ‘close’ ties

The move comes after the Supreme Court partially restored Trump's executive order, widely criticised as a ban on Muslims.

29 Jun 2017 8:44 AM

US visa applicants asked for social media IDs as part of new security protocol

Earlier on March 6, Trump vowed to tighten controls on who can enter the US to better the search for extremists who might pose a threat.

03 Jun 2017 11:15 AM

Trump admin’s tougher procedure for visa applicants includes social media checks

Critics argued that the new questions would be overly burdensome, lead to long delays in processing.

01 Jun 2017 2:14 PM


US visa may go via social media past

Govt plans rigorous vetting process to check travel history.

07 May 2017 12:42 AM

It’s never a good idea to seal borders off to ideas

The courts allow the government considerable latitude in matters of national security and in the admission and expulsion of foreigners.

05 Mar 2017 7:31 AM

H-1B visa reform to be part of immigration package: US tells India

The assurance came amid reported moves by Trump admin to bring out an executive order to curtail use of H-1B visas.

04 Mar 2017 11:19 AM

US might ask visa applicants for social media passwords

If they don't want to cooperate, then they don't come in to the United States, US Homeland Security Secretary has said.

09 Feb 2017 6:35 PM

Parole to help Indians set up business in US

Immigration reform is a central tenet of Trump’s push for companies to invest and hire more in the US.

08 Feb 2017 6:21 AM