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Rice among nation’s top 20 universities in US News rankings

Rice is named one of the nation’s top 20 universities in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guidebook.

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USCIS to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Green Card Applicants

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that, effective October 1, 2021, applicants subject to immigration medical examinations, including applicants for lawful permanent residence (green cards),

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DOS Update: Important Announcement on F, M, and Academic J Visas

International students are now and always have been among the Department of State’s highest priorities.

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New U.S. News Rankings Place SJSU at Top of Many in the West

College of Engineering is #4 in the nation among public universities, and the university ranks in the top three among public universities in the West for veterans, top seven overall. 

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Department of Labor Announces Updates Regarding Prevailing Wages For Certain Foreign Temporary and Permanent Workers

On October 7, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced an Interim Final Rule titled, “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States” would go into effect on October 8, 2020. 

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The US companies that sponsor the most H-1B visas

Here’s some welcome H-1B visa news for international graduates in the US — tech companies are among the US companies that sponsor the most H-1B visas. According to reports, among the companies that consistently sponsor the visa include:

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October Visa Bulletin: USCIS to use Dates for Filing

The State Department released the October Visa Bulletin Monday, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it would use the Dates for Filing chart for most employment-based filings. 

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UC is the top college in America, according to new Forbes rankings

UC Berkeley ranks as the best school in the country in Forbes’ annual list of America’s Top Colleges, the first time a public university has topped the ranking since its inception in 2008. Hailing the campus as a “true engine of the American dream,” the ranking placed five other UCs in its top 50 of all universities across the country, with UCLA at No. 8, UC San Diego at No. 15, UC Davis at No. 20, UC Santa Barbara at No. 39 and UC Irvine at No. 47.

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USCIS Temporarily Extends Validity Period Of Medical Exam And Vaccination Record Form

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) temporarily extended the validity period for Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, from two years to four years due to COVID-19 pandemic-related delays in processing.

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Indians may soon get green cards by paying a super-fee

The Indian diaspora can now jump the green card backlog queue on payment of a supplemental fee (commonly referred to as a super-fee) and obtain their permanent visas.

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