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Green Card: Indians on green card queue in employment based 2 & 3 categories face huge backlog; will not be able to file applications in FY 2024

In what is very worrying news for thousands of Indians on permanent resident status (green card) queues in the US, in the employment-based 2 and 3 categories, the wait is getting longer. "The number of Indians in the queue for green cards is a staggering 1.1 million, with most in the EB-2 and EB-3 categories. Now, USCIS has also announced that there is sufficient inventory, and no more EB-2 or EB-3...

Visa processing for Indians bound for Canada will slow-down; in-person operations suspended in several cities

MUMBAI: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) which is the immigration unit of the Canadian government has said that it is reducing its number of employees in India from 27 to five. This follows India’s intent to unilaterally remove immunities for all but 21 Canadian diplomats and dependents in Delhi by October 20.In parallel a travel advisory posted online by the Canadian government...

San Francisco: ‘Indians 1st overseas visitors to return to pre-Covid levels’: San Francisco Travel

NEW DELHI: Indian visitors to San Francisco are among the first to return to pre-Covid levels as Air India’s nonstops launched to the Golden Gate city in 2015 have given a massive push to desi footfalls there. The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) currently gets 17 Air India nonstops from India weekly, next to New York’s 21. Had United not suspended its 14 weekly flights to SFO, the airport...

We see these as terrorist attacks, no Indians killed so far in Israel: MEA on Hamas assault | India News

NEW DELHI: The ministry of external affairs on Thursday said that the first charter flight will be reaching Tel Aviv later tonight to pick up Indians and is likely to return to India tomorrow morning.The MEA in a briefing said that Operation Ajay has been launched to bring back Indians from Israel adding that it hasn’t heard of any Indian casualty so far."A charter flight will reach Tel Aviv today...

Indians now account for over 10% of US visa applicants | India News

NEW DELHI: The US embassy here said on Thursday it has processed over 10 lakh non-immigrant visa applications so far this year, a first for India. This is almost 20% more than the numbers processed in pre-Covid 2019 and 2022. "Indians now represent over 10% of all visa applicants worldwide, including 20% of all student visa applicants, and 65% of all H & L category (employment) visa applicants," the...

Highly talented Indians on fast track EB-1 green card queue face disappointment, delays

For thousands of highly skilled and talented Indians, who are waiting for green cards in the US on the fast track EB-1 (employment based) category, the recent monthly visa bulletin released by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, brought bad news. The visa bulletin for October 2023, which is also the first for the fiscal year 2024, did not deliver on an earlier USCIS guidance that the backlog...

A researcher who helps young Indians navigate through green card journey in US

When Dr Aditi Paul, a researcher and author who works at the intersection of technology, psychology and human communication, decided to move to Michigan from Kolkata for a PhD, she was not thinking about the big picture of her career path but was focused on the immediate next step – getting an F-1 student visa. And after she joined the programme, it was about the step after that. “When I graduated,...

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