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  • US to conduct rare 2nd lottery for H-1B visa applicants
    Lottery for IT professionals, U.S. rare second lottery for the H-1B visa

    The U.S. will randomly conduct a lottery for the H-1B visa to decide on the successful applicants. The USCIS (the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) has declared a move for providing a second chance to the Indian IT professionals, who were not able to go through in the first lottery selection. Hence, it decided to… Read More »

    Jul 31, 2021
  • Canada immigration update: All IRCC Express Entry draws in July 2021
    Canada immigration update: All IRCC Express Entry draws in July 2021

    Canada is among the leading multicultural countries globally. A high quality of life, good and diverse job and business opportunities, world-class education, and a generally welcoming stance towards immigrants, all combine to make Canada one of the best countries to immigrate to. Both the federal as well as provincial/territorial governments of Canada require and invite… Read More »

    Jul 31, 2021
  • Canada immigration update: All PNP draws in July 2021
    Canada immigration update: All PNP draws in July 2021

    Immigration matters to Canada. Grappling with an aging population on one hand and a low birth rate on the other, Canada faces a significant gap in the labour force. Immigration is looked upon as being one of the ways of fixing the gap in the Canadian labour force. Both the federal governmental as well as… Read More »

    Jul 31, 2021
  • Australia increases visa fees for 2021-22
    Australia hikes its visa fees effective from July 1, 2021

    The Australian Federal government has increased the fees for permanent and temporary resident visas, effective from July 1, 2021. Recently, it declared the hike in the citizenship application fee, from $285 to $490. Significant Investor stream Visa fee The Business Innovation and Investment, which is popularly known as the Significant Investor stream, has also increased… Read More »

    Jul 30, 2021
  • US to accept fresh petitions for H-1B visas from August 2
    USCIS: Fresh petitions for H-1B visas to be accepted from August 2

    USCIS has conducted a second random selection from the previously submitted Financial Year 2022 H-1B cap registrations. In March 2021, an initial random selection had been conducted by USCIS. Only the petitions with selected registration for FY 2022 are eligible for filing H-1B cap-subject petitions. For those with selected registrations for FY 2022, the initial… Read More »

    Jul 30, 2021
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