Category Archives: Immigration

NRIs have right to possess property in Punjab/Chandigarh: SC

Upholding the constitutional validity of Section 13-B of the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949 (“Act”), the Supreme Court of India clarified that non-resident Indians (“NRI”) have the right to recover immediate possession of residential or non-residential buildings in … Continue reading

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Guidance clarifying Federal controlled substances law issued: USCIS

USCIS has issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify that violations of federal controlled substance law, including violations involving marijuana, are generally a bar to establishing good moral character for naturalization, even where that conduct would not … Continue reading

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Non-Indian citizenship denies certain rights under adoption proceedings: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that the right of a person during adoption proceedings in India as a resident Indian is lost after the person acquires a non-Indian citizenship even though the law does not contemplate such a situation. … Continue reading

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USCIS issues guidance to adjudicators on certain RFEs & NOIDs

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued policy memorandum that provide guidance to its adjudicators regarding the discretion to deny an application, petition, or request without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny … Continue reading

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Contracts Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites: USCIS

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued policy memorandum establishing policy relating H1-B petitions filed for workers who will be employed at one or more third-party worksites. To establish eligibility for an H-1B petition involving a third-party worksite, the … Continue reading

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48 months time period for filing of RFE of patent application is mandatory: DHC

The Delhi High Court has clarified that the time period of forty-eight months (from the date of priority of the patent application or from the date of filing of the patent application, whichever is earlier,) for the filing of request … Continue reading

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PM designates decision of AAO in Matter of G- Inc. as an adopted decision: USCIS

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy memorandum designates the decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of G- Inc. as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this adopted decision establishes policy guidance that applies to and binds all U.S. … Continue reading

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DSL team forced Passport Office (India) to disclose Passport Manual

Passport Office, India finally gave in and were ordered to provide Chapter Numbers 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 27 & 30 of Passport Manual 2016 in the public domain by Central Information Commission (CIC). It … Continue reading

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Foreign nationals can now simultaneously apply for EAD & SSN: USCIS

Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), foreign nationals in certain categories or classifications can now apply for work authorization and a social security number using a single … Continue reading

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Foreign decree in matrimonial cases to be in accordance with law governing the parties: BHC

The Bombay High Court ruled that the decree of a foreign court in respect of matrimonial proceedings will be conclusive in India only when it is passed by a Court of competent jurisdiction and is in accordance with the law … Continue reading

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