Enter US Without A Visa:

Introduction Planning a trip to the U.S. in the near future? Have you applied for your visa yet? If you are a citizen of certain countries, your trip is for business or pleasure, and you are planning to stay in the U.S. for less than 90 days, you will not need a visa. The Visa […]

OPT To H1B In 4 Easy Steps

Introduction Students in F1 status often get confused about the process from Optional Practical Training (OPT) to H-1B status so that they can continue their employment in the U.S. Employers are also oftentimes unclear about the procedure to be followed to enable them to retain the services of talented foreign national students once they have […]

MAVNI Program:

Introduction The Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program, a program which authorizes certain branches of the military to recruit certain legal aliens with specialized skills, was announced on February 23, 2009. While the MAVNI program was not announced until February of this year, US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates authorized the Army, […]

Immigration Seminar In Bangalore

Introduction At a May 27, 2005 IACC seminar in Bangalore, Ms. Carol Cox, Deputy Chief, NIV Section, U.S. Consulate, Chennai, addressed this program and went over some of the issues visa applicants should keep in mind while applying for a visa. Last Name: Visa applicants should indicate clearly in Forms DS-156 and 157 their Last […]

The Global Entry Program:

Introduction After an initial pilot program limited to a few US airports, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced in 2012 the establishment of a permanent ‘Global Entry’ program, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) voluntary initiative that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. Global Entry is a voluntary regulatory program that is aimed at […]