19 Jun 2024

I am a derivative child in a family-based case that was filed for my mother. My mother’s case is current on the dates for filing chart, and the National Visa Center has accepted our documents. Now, we’re waiting for the interview and for the date to become current on the final action chart. Is my age locked in now under the Child Status Protection Act?

Answer Unfortunately, no. Age is not locked in under the CSPA based on having a case pending at the consulate under the dates for filing chart. A child can still age out under these circumstances.  (19.Jun.2024)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the...

29 May 2024

My employer is filing my H1B for consular processing. I am Indian, but I am currently working in the EU. Can I apply for my visa in Europe, or do I have to apply at a consulate in India?

Answer In many cases, is not necessary to go to one's home country to apply for a visa. But, before applying at a consular post as a third country national (TCN), one should look to see if the post has any restrictions regarding TCN applicants. The...

01 May 2024
15 Apr 2024

Consolidation of B-1/B-2 Interview Waiver Appointments in New Delhi

Starting March 2024, the U.S. Embassy in India has consolidated B-1/B-2 interview waiver appointments in New Delhi, leading to limited appointment availability at U.S. consular posts in India. Applicants, however, still can submit applications at designated centers across India. This move aims to streamline the...

21 Mar 2024

Importance of Accurate & Consistent Birth Documents in Immigration Filings

The Murthy Law Firm routinely receives calls from individuals asking how to deal with birth documents that have incorrect information. Foreign nationals seeking to apply for U.S. immigration benefits should ensure that the birth information on official documents, like birth certificates and passports, is accurate....

14 Feb 2024

I received a notification from the consulate informing me that my H1B visa has been revoked. Does that mean I am now out of status?

Answer The revocation of a visa by a consulate normally has no impact on one's current status. (13.Feb.2024)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here. Access more FAQs here.  Copyright © 2024, MURTHY LAW...

08 Feb 2024

Filing an I-130 Petition at a U.S. Consulate in Exceptional Circumstances

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) have a special, expedited I-130 form, petition for an alien relative, filing procedure for a U.S. citizen living abroad facing exceptional circumstances. In eligible situations, this procedure can help reduce the...