Visa Stamping in Belize as Third Country National Due Since US Consulates Are Closed in India – Interview With Neha
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Visa Stamping in Belize as Third Country National Due Since US Consulates Are Closed in India – Interview With Neha

Neha recently got her F1 Visa stamping approved since she couldn’t travel to India for stamping.  She’s part of the F1 Visa Facebook Group. She had shared her F1 interview experience with travel logistics about how she got her F1 visa approved from the U.S. Embassy in Belize (South America). I reached out to her to…

Entry Level – Wage Level 1 – Chances of Selection Salary Based H1B Lottery Process?
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Entry Level – Wage Level 1 – Chances of Selection Salary Based H1B Lottery Process?

Did you read about the news H1B Visa lottery selection process based on Salary and Prevailing Wage Level? Read: New H1B Selection Process Based on Salary – Effective from March 2021 Typical Entry-Level Wags will fall under Prevailing Wage Level 1. Question: Can Entry Level F1, OPT, STEM OPT folks, and other entry-level employees applying…

New H1B Selection Process Based on Salary – Effective from March 2021
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New H1B Selection Process Based on Salary – Effective from March 2021

USCIS is about to Publish the Final Rule on Jan 8, 2020, that modifies how H1B Visa will be selected. Current Selection Process: Random Selection from Registration New Selection Process: Selection Based on Higher Wages (Salaries) offered I’m sure you want to know how this new H1B Selection based on Salary will impact you. Keep…

15 Foreign Students Arrested by ICE for OPT Fraud – 1100 Could be Deported – Operation OPTical Illusion
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15 Foreign Students Arrested by ICE for OPT Fraud – 1100 Could be Deported – Operation OPTical Illusion

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced today that they had arrested 15 Foreign Students for OPT-related fraud due to Operation OPTical Illusion. Quick Summary About ICE Arrests Phase 1 of the Ongoing Operation resulted in 15 arrests. These students claimed to be employed in Companies that did not exist (or fake companies) One Company was Identified…

EB2 to EB3 Downgrade and Rapid Forward Movement Explained Based on October 2020 Visa Bulletin
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EB2 to EB3 Downgrade and Rapid Forward Movement Explained Based on October 2020 Visa Bulletin

I hope to answer the following questions about EB2 to EB3 downgrade and Rapid forward movement from the October 2020 Visa Bulletin. How will Visa Numbers be allocated for EB4, EB5, EB1, EB2, and EB3? My Priority Date in 2009 – Should I downgrade from EB2 to EB3? My Priority Date in 2010 – Should…

Visa Bulletin October 2020 – Analysis, Predictions – Good & Great News
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Visa Bulletin October 2020 – Analysis, Predictions – Good & Great News

October 2020 Visa Bulletin has Good News and Great News! Let’s look at the Good News First. Employment-Based Green Card applicants – EB1, EB2, EB3 were waiting, hoping for all EB1, EB2, and EB3 Priority Dates to become Current with October 2020 Visa bulletin. A lot of people are disappointed seeing EB3 India  – January…

Interview with Mandy from Argo Visa – Former Visa Officer (+ Student Visa Interview Tips)
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Interview with Mandy from Argo Visa – Former Visa Officer (+ Student Visa Interview Tips)

Have you ever wondered why Visa officers, after issuing 214(b) rejection, don’t give you the actual reasons for denial? If they give you the “Real Reason” for denial, wouldn’t that help you with your next visa attempt? What if you knew your weakness or chances of US visa denial is high before your interview, wouldn’t…