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  • US consulate denies H-1B visa fee hike

    CHENNAI: The US Consulate said it had no plans to raise application fees for visas. “News reports that the fees for submitting H-1B petitions have increased are untrue. The fees are the same as they were last year.There are no plans to change those fees,” said chief of consular services in Chennai Nicholas Manring. He… Read More »

    Mar 31, 2012
  • Indian consulate shifts to more spacious and quieter location

    Mohammed Ahmed Taiyeb, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Makkah Region, cuts the ribbon to formally inaugurate the new premises of Indian Consulate in Jeddah, Wednesday. Indian Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao (right) and Consul General Faiz Ahmad Kidwai (left) can also be seen in the photo. – SG photos by Amer HilabiJEDDAH –… Read More »

    Mar 30, 2012
  • US Consulate General,Chennai, records 27 % increase in L visas

    Chennai,Mar29 (PTI) The US Consulate General here has recorded a 27 per cent increase in the number of ‘L’ visa applications in the first quarter of this year, a senior diplomat said today. “So far in 2012, we have processed 6,044 L visas ? a 27 per cent increase over the same period in 2011,”… Read More »

    Mar 30, 2012
  • US keeps H-1B Visa cap at 65k; no fee hike

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Wednesday announced that the global cap for the H-1B visa to the US will remain unchanged at 65,000 for the financial year 2012-13 and the filing date for fresh visa will start on April 2, 2012. The fees for H-1B visas for next year also remain… Read More »

    Mar 30, 2012
  • H-1B visa applications to be accepted from 2nd April: US

    WASHINGTON: Applications for the most sought after H-1B work visa – used extensively by Indian IT professionals – for the fiscal beginning October 1, would be accepted beginning April 2, a federal immigration agency announced on Tuesday. The congressionally mandated numerical limitation on H-1B petitions for the fiscal year 2012-13 is 65,000, as has been… Read More »

    Mar 29, 2012
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