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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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Right to Privacy is a fundamental right: SC

In a historic ruling with potentially widespread consequences, the Supreme Court of India ruled that right to privacy is an intrinsic and fundamental right under the country’s constitution. “The central theme is that privacy is an intrinsic part of life, … Continue reading

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In-Person Interview Requirements expanded: USCIS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin expanding in-person interviews for certain immigration benefit applicants whose benefit, if granted, would allow them to permanently reside in the United States. This change complies with Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation … Continue reading

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Change of Gender Designation on Documents: USCIS

USCIS issued policy memorandum and accompanying revisions to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) regarding procedures and requirements to change the gender designation on a USCIS-issued document. Individuals may now request a change in the gender reflected on a USCIS-issued document … Continue reading

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Union Cabinet approves Permanent Residency scheme for foreign investors: Govt.

The Union Cabinet of India has approved the scheme for grant of Permanent Residency Status (PRS) to foreign investors subject to the relevant conditions as specified in the FDI Policy notified by the Government from time to time. The scheme … Continue reading

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Guidance on Adjustment of Status Policies and Procedures: USCIS

Effective February 25, 2016, new guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual provides information on the general policies and procedures for adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence as well as adjustment under section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act … Continue reading

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No surrogacy in India: Govt.

Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued Circular which is addressed, among others, to Indian Missions/Posts abroad, wherein it has been instructed that: (i) No visa should be issued by the Indian Missions/Posts to foreign nationals intending to visit India … Continue reading

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