19 Mar 2020

Murthy Attorneys Offer Special Teleconference on U.S. Immigration Impacts of COVID-19

Attorneys at the Murthy Law Firm will hold a special teleconference on March 25, 2020 at 2:00pm (Eastern Time, U.S.). They will discuss the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on U.S. immigration. Visit this page the morning of March 25th for details on...

19 Mar 2020

My elderly father entered on a visitor visa about five months ago, and his I-94 is scheduled to expire in about 1 month. I do not think he should travel right now because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Can he extend his stay?

Answer Generally speaking, a person in valid B-1/B-2 status may apply for an extension of stay. Under normal circumstances, the USCIS is often reluctant to approve such applications, as this visa category is generally intended for relatively short trips for business and/or pleasure. However, the USCIS...

13 Mar 2020

NewsFlash! All Visa Appointments at U.S. Consulates in India Canceled

The U.S. Department of State announced today that, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all nonimmigrant and immigrant visa appointments at U.S. Mission India posts - which includes the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, and all U.S. consulates in India - have been canceled. This measure...

12 Mar 2020

U.S. Imposes 30-Day Travel Ban on 26 European Countries

On March 11, 2020, President Trump announced a 30-day ban on all travel from the 26 European countries encompassing the Schengen Area, beginning Friday, March 13th. Certain individuals are exempt from the 30-day ban, including U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and their direct family members....

12 Mar 2020

I am in H1B status, but my wife is finishing school in India. She has a B-1/B-2 visa in her passport. Can she use this to visit me? Or does she need to get an H-4 visa?

Answer Normally, if a person has a valid B-1/B-2 visa, she could use this to request admission in order to visit her H1B spouse in the U.S. (11.Mar.2020)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services,...