We are moving towards a digital era where everything from your food to your government registration card can be applied online. With larger population being able to access internet, and higher literacy among people about digital world, going online is surely the way you want to take. And so, this leads us to our today’s blog topic, “Do you really have to submit physical documents for your visa process?”
How convenient it would be if we could travel the world on one tourist visa or better yet no visa! Since that is not possible, let’s see how we can get the best out of the few visas that we already posses. Similar to the power that comes with Schengen visa, which could help you travel to 26 countries, Indians can use their US, Canada and Schengen visa to travel to more than one country. We have compiled the list of countries that you can travel to with minimum hassle if you have visa stamped on your passport from these countries.
US president Mr.Donald Trump has signed an executive order to reform H-1B visa norms in Wisconsin. This may have a major business impact on Indian IT companies sending skilled workers to the US under the H-1B visa programme.
“Right now, H-1B visas are awarded in a totally random lottery, and that’s wrong. Instead, they should be given to the most skilled and highest-paid applicants, and they should never, ever be used to replace Americans. No one can compete with American workers when they’re given a fair and level playing field, which has not happened for decades,” Mr. Trump said.
The dynamics of our national borders are changing physically as well as conceptually with shifts in power, evolving governmental and foreign policies, alliances, and countries moving towards liberalization by warming towards the global citizens. Even the thought of travelling to another country is exacting when it comes to keeping up with the requirements of each country on the globe. But what if you have a few tricks up your sleeves to decide where to vacation next by optimally using the resources you already have (like your citizenship or your passport) with minimal efforts?
We have heard of many incidents of being detained on airport by authorities due to incomplete paperwork. Every country has its own rules and regulations, and you are permitted to enter the country only if you have fulfilled all the formalities, otherwise you will be asked to step aside for additional checks. Let’s see some case scenarios and understand how they could have been avoided.
Mr.President has started his journey in White House with a ‘ban’. It has shook the world, but we could see mixed responses around the globe on this decision taken by Donald Trump lead government. Some countries are condemning the ban while as others are following the suit and banning other countries (Kuwait banned five Muslim majority countries). This blog gives information on banned countries, correlation with other countries and current situation on this proposal.
Lately, we have been receiving a lot of queries related to H-1B, as to what H-1B really is? Who is eligible for it? How to apply? And so on. This is our attempt to create awareness about this most hyped non-immigrant visa of United States.
The Optional Practical Training or in short OPT is the opportunity given by US government to apply knowledge gained in your educational program to off-campus work in your field. OPT is authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This authorization process may take up to 3 months and the maximum amount of time granted to work on F-1 student visa OPT status is 12 months per degree level, post which there is a possibility of H1-B cap extension OR a 24-month extension for those who qualify under certain rules.
In past several weeks, we have heard numerous talks on U.S. immigration and nationality laws. As your trusted visa consultants, we, Visa Guide,remain vigilant about how this section of President Trump’s initiatives may be implemented.