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Jurisdiction and Filing Fees with respect to the USCIS Field Office, New Delhi

Posted March 6, 2017

Jurisdiction of the USCIS Field Office, New Delhi The USCIS Field Office, New Delhi accepts certain petitions/applications from eligible U.S. citizens, immigrants, and nonimmigrants residing within the geographical limits of India. The services provided by the USCIS office can ...Read More

Update on Form DS 117 – Application to Determine Returning Resident Status

Posted March 6, 2017

On February 6, 2017, we provided an update on the Form DS 117. Following this, one of our Attorneys at Murthy Immigration Services recently sought clarification from the U.S. Consulate, Mumbai regarding the application form to be used by eligible SB-1 returning resident visa appl ...Read More

Application to Determine Returning Resident Status (Form DS-117) Temporarily Unavailable

Posted February 6, 2017

Regular visitors to MurthyIndiaDotCom and subscribers to our bulletin may be aware that any lawful permanent resident (LPR) who stayed outside the United States for a year or more will have to qualify as a returning resident (SB1) in the absence of a valid "re-entry permit."  Th ...Read More

New Form I-134 (Affidavit of Support) from February 27, 2017

Posted February 6, 2017

An affidavit of support (form I-134) is used to show that visa applicants have sponsorship and will not become public charges while in the United States. This form is provided in support of U.S. non-immigrant visa applicant(s) or a lawful permanent resident(s) who qualifies as a ...Read More

Increased Wait time for Immigrant Visa Interviews in India

Posted February 6, 2017

Any beneficiary of a family- (I-130) or employment- (I-140) based immigrant application will have to visit the consulate for a personal interview if s/he has opted for consular process. Apart from this, certain U.S. citizens temporarily domiciled in India may be eligible to file ...Read More

U.S. Consulate, Chennai to Remain Closed on December 7, 2016

Posted December 7, 2016

Following the demise of the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Selvi. J. Jayalalitha, the U.S. Consulate will remain closed on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The Consulate is expected to resume regular operations on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Applicants who were scheduled to ...Read More

Chennai Consulate closed on Monday, December 5, 2016 

Posted December 5, 2016

On account of the critical health condition of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the related situation in Chennai, the Non-immigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Consulate in Chennai has cancelled all interviews scheduled on Monday, December 5, 2016. Since all the applicants would have c ...Read More

Consular Posts Make Provision for Extra Visa Appointments through December 2016

Posted October 19, 2016

We had reported earlier that consular posts in India are experiencing longer wait times for visa appointment. A recent update on the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in India indicates that the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and the four U.S. Consular posts in Ind ...Read More

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Procedure to Apply for Travel Document/Form I-131A

June 5, 2017

A lawful permanent resident (LPR) typically requires a valid green card (I-551) or a reentry permit ...
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“Student Visa Day” to be celebrated on June 08, 2017

June 5, 2017

Periodically, consular posts in India celebrate “Student Visa Day”. This year, consular posts in ...
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Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) Will be Temporarily Unavailable

April 24, 2017

The Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) used to access forms DS-160, DS-260, payment of im ...
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