Murthy India Success Story: Student Visa Approved for Returning Student After INA 214(b) Denial at U.S. Consulate, India
We at Murthy Immigration Services Private Ltd., are pleased to report a successful approval of student visa (F1) for our client who had been previously refused the visa under Section 214(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Our client’s situation was unique as she had entered the United States pursuant to H4 status (dependent […]
In this article, we outline the process whereby consular staff at U.S. embassies and consulates may require additional security clearance from State Department headquarters in Washington D.C., prior to issuing visas for certain applicants. Consular staff typically request a Security Advisory Opinion (SAO) in cases where an applicant is potentially ineligible under Section 212 (a) […]
Regular readers of our bulletin and visitors to our website are aware of the SB-1 category of visa. Generally, U.S. lawful permanent residents (LPRs) should maintain their residence in the U.S., and if an LPR spends more than 12 months outside the U.S. without obtaining a “Re-entry permit,” s/he loses their LPR status. Under certain […]
New Features added to Department of State’s (DOS) Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) Website
The CEAC website provides access to the latest U.S. non-immigrant and immigrant visa application forms. This site has been enhanced on August 1, 2012 to provide new features. In this article we take a look at some of the new features. Status of Visa Application Both non-immigrant and immigrant visa applicants have the option to […]
he U.S. Embassy / Consulates in India (Except Kolkata) may provide group visa appointment for U.S. non-immigrant visa applicants, travelling to the United States to participate in a program or event. In this article, we take a look at when one can request for a group appointment and the procedure for the same. Purpose of […]
Immigrant visa applicants living outside the United States are required to undergo a medical examination by an approved panel physician, normally as part of their visa interview at the U.S. Embasssy / Consulate in the applicant’s country of residence. In this article, we alert our readers to some recent changes in the approved list of […]
BLS International Services US (BLS) has been appointed as the authorized Visa and Passport Application Centre for the Indian Embassy / Consulates in the United States of America, with effect from May 7, 2013. BLS will be responsible for handling the following services in the United States: 1) All Indian Passport related Services; 2) Applications […]
In January 2012, we had detailed the procedure for a legal permanent resident (LPR) to obtain a “Transportation Letter”, which can be found here. Introduced in April 2012, the Lincoln Boarding foil has replaced the “Transportation Letter”. In this article, we take a look at the current procedure to obtain a “Boarding Foil” from India. Situations […]
Eligible nonimmigrant visa applicants for the "Dropbox" Interview Waiver Program in India must submi ...
In general, the nonimmigrant visa interview dates are available within a week in most of the consula ...
In November 2016, we had reported that the U.S. consular posts in India relaxed the number of times ...