Hello and welcome to the January 2007 Immigration Newsletter!
As the New Year beckons us, we at VisaPro are striving hard to introduce exciting services to make your visa processing even more Fast, Easy and Economical! We embraced 2006 with a resolution to divulge into UK Immigration and other Country-Specific Websites ensuring you the ultimate user experience. It has been your continued support and belief that has made this journey and every new introduction of a service a memorable moment.
I wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!
In spite of the new Democrat-controlled Congress taking office in January, H-1B visas will still remain the focal point of debate. The present H-1B blackout will end in April when the USCIS will begin taking H-1B applications for visas that will be issued in October at the start of the 2008 fiscal year. Last year, with high demand for H-1B visa holders, the USCIS reached the 65,000 visa cap in less than two months after it began accepting applications. In addition, 20,000 H-1B visas limited to graduate students was gone in four months. In this fiscal year, the strong demand will lead to proposals to raise the H-1B cap being introduced again in Congress. This will be no less than a rat-race! However, the lame duck Congress deferred consideration of larger immigration issues to the 110th Congress which convened in January.
The month of December saw some innovative developments to our existing services. VisaDesk, a service that will provide Global Immigration Services to Attorneys, Human Resource Consulting, HR Outsourcing, Corporate Relocation Services and other Third-Party Service Providers who want to provide immigration services along with their regular services. For some of you seeking visa options to U.K., VisaPro brings you Online and Telephonic Consultations with our immigration experts. The added advantage would be an online written opinion in less than 3 business days from a licensed immigration solicitor or adviser.
Keeping up with the tradition, this month’s IN FOCUS section will take you through our attorney’s experiences in Bangalore: our first Immigration Workshop in the immigration events series last year. To make sure to be a part of his travelogue, don’t miss reading your Immigration Monitor. Just add our address Immigration-Monitor@VisaPro.com in the list of your contacts to ensure you receive it straight into your email inbox. I am sure you wouldn’t want to miss out on the latest you need to know from the immigration front.
We at VisaPro wanted to get a first hand insight into the H-1B back-end preparation that has gathered full momentum in companies. We have consolidated our findings from the discussion with our clients for you through our Industry Perspective Article in this issue.
Last month Kim Balmer had a tough competition to win the Immigration Quiz. This time it seemed to be a cakewalk for Myraa Parker. Congratulations to Ms. Parker for winning a FREE Online Consultation with VisaPro Attorney. Would you like to see your name as the WINNER in the next issue of Immigration Monitor? Surf through VisaPro.com to find the correct answer to this month’s question.
As part of our continued efforts to provide you with The Best, our team is currently working on various exciting projects for this year. Your suggestions are valuable, so do let us know how we can help you out better! A lot of activity is expected in the next few months with the H-1B quota being released in April. As always, we will keep you posted on all the news you need to know.
Get geared for an exciting year ahead!