The United States has changed the priorities in issuing visas: who will have to wait longer

The US Department of State has slightly changed the priorities for issuing visas. About who has now received priority, and who will have to wait, is stated on the website of the State Department. “As the Department of State works to reduce the backlog of applications due to travel and operational restrictions caused by the global pandemic ...

Fewer and fewer: how many American visas have been issued in recent years

Not only the green card opens the way to the United States. Immigrants from post-Soviet countries use several types of nonimmigrant visas to fulfill their American dream. But from 2016 to 2020 fiscal years, the number of visas issued gradually, and sometimes even sharply, declined. What are they connected with ...

The academic year begins and international students cannot obtain visas to the United States

Visa processing has been postponed as U.S. embassies and consulates around the world are operating with limited capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in some overseas students being unable to travel by the start of the school year. More details were told by Reuters. Waiting and difficulties ...

USCIS will stop collecting biometric data of immigrants: who will be affected

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will remove the biometric data collection requirement for some EAD applicants - H-4, H-1B, L-1, L-2 and E. Fragomen writes about this. These spouses are eligible for derivative work visas in ...

The most popular ways to move to the USA: how each of them works

There are several ways to move to the United States. Edition MC.Today highlighted six of them and told what it takes and how long the preparation process will take. Open your business in the USA One of the ways to obtain American citizenship is an EB-5 visa. For…

US bans entry to 43 Belarusian citizens supporting Lukashenka's regime

The US State Department has banned the issuance of visas to 43 Belarusian citizens who, according to Washington, are responsible for undermining democracy in the country. This is stated on the website of the US Department of State. “The United States remains alarmed by the continued brutal crackdown on peaceful demonstrators by the regime of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko ...

The chance of getting a US work visa will now depend on the applicant's salary

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has unveiled a final rule that will change the H-1B work visa process as well as current lottery procedures and prioritize wages. This is stated on the USCIS website. According to the agency's statement, the change in the process for selecting the issuance limit ...

The court blocked Trump's ban on issuing work visas: why not everyone will be affected

The court blocked a proclamation by US President Donald Trump prohibiting the issuance of H-1B and L1 visas, which are received mainly by information technology professionals. Writes about this The Economic Times. This follows a petition from associations representing American companies such as Apple, Google, ...

After trump's conversation with Putin, Russia began issuing visas to Americans who had previously refused them

Following a recent telephone conversation between US and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the Russian Foreign Ministry began issuing visas to teachers at the Anglo-American School in Moscow, where the children of diplomats study. This is stated in a letter from the director of the school, Rhonda Norris, writes RTVI. ...

Tougher immigration rules: if you want an American visa - show social networks

Most US visa applicants will have to show visa officers their social media. The new rules were adopted by the US State Department, which changed the application forms for immigration and nonimmigrant visas, writes the BBC Russian Service. The agency will now request information about the applicant's social media accounts. ...

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