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  • U.S. passport and visa database crashes due to an ‘unspecified glitch’ leaving millions of travelers stranded

    The State Department’s global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday. Unspecified glitches in the department’s Consular Consolidated Database have resulted in ‘significant performance issues, including outages’ in the processing of applications for passports,… Read More »

    Jul 30, 2014
  • US visa system suffers serious technical problems: consulate

    The U.S. Department of State’s visa system has experienced significant technical problems, including outages, resulting in an extensive backlog of applications for visas worldwide, according to an important notice issued on Monday by the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City. “These problems starting since July 19 have affected operations globally,” said David McCawley,… Read More »

    Jul 30, 2014
  • 5 things to know about H-1B visa programme

    Foreign high-skilled workers aren’t supposed to take jobs from Americans, but they sometimes do. When companies apply to bring in a foreign worker on an H-1B visa, they are required by the U.S. Labor Department to ensure the new arrivals will not adversely affect similarly employed U.S. workers. But American workers claim in lawsuits that they have… Read More »

    Jul 19, 2014
  • Professional Indian Expats Enrich Our Kuwaiti Culture

    According to Arab Times, a recent statistical report by the General Immigration Department published by Alam Alyawm daily shows “the total number of residents has reached 2,413,081; 762,471 of them Indians which represent the biggest percentage in the country followed by the Egyptians with 517,973 and Bangladeshis with 181,265 come in third position.” (see Arab… Read More »

    Jul 18, 2014
  • EB-5 Alternatives: E and L Visas

    So many have heard about the EB-5 program – invest $1M (or $500K) and you get a Green Card.  At least that’s the short of it.  The E and L visa classifications, on the contrary, are much more affordable options. The E visa is for treaty traders and treaty investors, and it is used by… Read More »

    Jul 18, 2014
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