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

Posted June 5, 2017

A lawful permanent resident (LPR) typically requires a valid green card (I-551) or a reentry permit to return to the United States. If the I-551 or re-entry permit is lost, stolen, or destroyed, the LPR can file form 131A (application of travel document) at a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field office or […]

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Applying for Status as Returning Resident (SB-1) at U.S. Embassy or Consulate in India – Part 1 of 2

Posted April 4, 2017

Background Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) of the United States are expected to live in the United States. If an LPR intends to spend more than a year outside of the United States, s/he should first obtain a “Re-entry Permit” before departing. If an LPR stays outside of the United States beyond the validity of  Re-entry […]

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Success Story: Attorneys at Murthy Immigration Services Pvt. Ltd. (MISPL) help Client Avoid Potential Ten Year Bar under § 212(a)(9)(B)(i)(II) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)

Posted August 6, 2015

In our March 2015 edition of MurthyIndiaBulletin we had reported how MISPL helped a client to remove finding of inadmissibility under § 212(a)(9)(B)(i)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). We are happy to report that we have been able to help another deserving client avoid a potential ten-year bar! We extend our gratitude to […]

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Change in Procedure: Abandonment of Status as Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States (Green Card) in India

Posted August 6, 2015

MISPL brings the latest change in process for Lawful permanent residents (LPR) of United States – commonly referred to as Green Card holders, who wish to abandon their permanent residency while abroad. Until recently, a LPR intending to surrender the status could visit the nearest U.S. embassy / consulate and execute the form I-407 either […]

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A Nonimmigrant U.S. Visa Does Not Guarantee Entry into the U.S.

Posted June 1, 2015

Background In general, any foreign national who seeks entry into the United States temporarily will have to first obtain the appropriate nonimmigrant U.S. Visa. Nationals of certain countries are permitted to enter the United States for short durations, without a U.S. visa. This article is intended for nonimmigrant travelers, requiring a U.S. visa to enter […]

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Success Story: MISPL helps to Remove Finding of Inadmissibility under § 212(a)(9)(B)(i)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)

Posted March 2, 2015

We at Murthy Immigration Services are happy to report the successful outcome in removing a finding of three year inadmissibility and obtaining a H1-B visa, without a waiver at U.S. Consulate in India. The consulate had found the applicant inadmissible for a period of three-years under provision of INA § 212(a)(9)(B)(i)(I) – unlawful presence of […]

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Procedure to Collect Passport (Visa) From U.S. Embassy / Consulate(s) in India

Posted February 3, 2015

Visitors to MurthyIndiaDotCom and other U.S. Visa applicants in India may already be aware that after a successful visa interview, the visa applicant or his/ her representative can collect the passport (Visa) from one of the 33 Stanley/Blue Dart passport collection locations (which includes 11 Visa Application Centers and 22 Blue Dart locations) as chosen by them at […]

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Importance of Non-Immigrant Visa Application Form DS160

Posted December 1, 2014

Subscribers to MurthyIndiaBulletin and regular visitors to MurthyIndiaDotCom are aware that the non-immigrant visa application form DS160 is to be duly completed and submitted prior to scheduling a visa interview. This form collects critical data about the visa applicant and most of this information along with other factors is used by the visa officers to […]

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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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