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Catch the INSZoom team at the Barcamp Bangalore to be held on 2nd March 2013.

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We are presenting a session on “Technology Innovation In Legal Industry”

Presenters: – Anuj Sarin (Director – Best Practices)

Learn more about the session here – Session link

Technology in legal and immigration industry has had advanced leaps and bounds during the last few years–from cloud solutions, security systems, case management software to mobile apps. The session will focus on the hottest topics and trends in legal-tech space and the innovation INSZoom has brought in to revolutionize the sector.

We encourage you to attend the Barcamp and drop by to attend our session and catch up with us.

With INSZoom, Your Data is Secure, All the Time, Every Time

When you sign up for INSZoom’s immigration case management software, you’re signing up for more than just case management, forms access, and e-filing. You’re getting a comprehensive, cloud-based digital office for your immigration practice. And you’re getting the most secure product on the market. With ISO 27001:2005 compliance, INSZoom ensures your data is always secure, all the time. So, manage your cases from the cloud on your desktop, laptop and mobile device in confidence. We know you’re entrusting us with your information. We do everything we can to ensure it stays safe and secure all the time, every time.

Read our data security sheet to learn more about our robust data security measures.

US immigration bill may change outsourcing biz

Mini Joseph Tejaswi & Shilpa Phadnis TNN

Bangalore: The formal release of the US Comprehensive Immigration Bill has been delayed on account of the Boston blasts, but elements of it that have came out in various media indicate that Indian IT companies may have to bear significant new costs and be compelled to hire more people locally. Some say it could change the outsourcing model itself in important ways.

While the Bill increases the quota of H-1B visas for highskilled, foreign workers from 65,000 to 1,10,000, most of the benefit of that will likely go to American technology companies such as Microsoft, Google, Apple and Intel. Most Indian IT companies have more than 50% of their local employees on H-1B visas, and the bill increases costs for them and places restrictions on these companies’ ability to increase the H-1B numbers. “It’s a regressive move for Indian IT firms, pushing up their costs substantially and making it unattractive to send Indian talent overseas,” said Rakesh Prabhu, partner (immigration practice) in ALMT Legal.

Online publication Politico said that companies that get 30% or more of their workforce from H-1B visa holders would have to pay new fees. It said that starting from fiscal 2014, companies with more than 75% of their workforce made up of H-1B visa holders would be banned from bringing in any additional workers. In 2015, that number would go down to 65%, and in 2016 to 50%.

Earlier, The Washington Post had said that those with more than 50% of employees using the visas could face both new wage requirements and new limits on the number of the visas they can use for employees. Some expect visa fees to increase from $3,000 to $5,000. Businesses would also need to advertise to American workers first any job openings that could be obtained by foreign applicants.

Som Mittal, president of IT industry body Nasscom, welcomed the move to increase the H-1B visa quota, but said the conditions on higher wages and higher visa fees were discriminatory as it would be applicable largely to Indian companies.Anuj Sarin, director (best practices – immigration), at INZoom, a Californiabased immigration compliance consulting firm, said, “It’s bad news for customer companies in the US as well as their technology partners. Eventually, project executions will be challenged.”

However, Sajai Singh, partner and IT expert at law firm J Sagar Associates, said it was too early for the industry to get into any paranoia.

As the deadline nears for the electronic I-94 to go live approaches, there seems to be an increasing anxiety on how smooth is the transition going to be.

From what I gather the CBP seems to be on track to rolling out the system on April 26, 2013 and the first electronic I-94 on April 30, 2013. The implementation planned over a 4 week period starts with the roll out of the system on April 30, 2013 at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Orlando International Airport, Las Vegas Airport, Chicago O’Hare and Miami International Airport.

On May 7, 2013 the systems is expected to be rolled out at Airports, Sea ports and field offices in New York, Boston, Buffalo, Baltimore, Detroit, Atlanta, Tampa, Puerto Rico, Miami, Chicago, New Orleans and Houston

Week 3 will see the roll out happen at Pre-Clearance, San Francisco, Hawaii, Guam, Tucson, El Paso, Seattle, Portland, Alaska, Los Angeles, San Diego and Laredo.

Finally starting May 21, 2013 we can expect the roll out to happen across the US.

With the rollout of the electronic I-94 there will be some procedural changes

  • Data for the I-94 will be collected from the APIS system
  • The stamp on the passport will now contain the date of admission, class of admission, and the date that the traveler is admitted until
  • Travelers will also receive a flier that would inform them about the www.cbp.gov/I94 website where they can login and get information about their admission record.
  • On exiting the US the CBP would use the airline manifest information to update the system about the departure of the traveller.

For more information and a FAQ on the electronic I-94 can be found in the fact sheet released by the CBP that can be accessed at http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/newsroom/fact_sheets/travel/i94_factsheet.ctt/i94_factsheet.pdf

INSZoom is always looking for ways to improve our customers’ experiences. We’ve found a new and great way to deliver exceptional service through our recently launched, always available customer support portal powered by Zendesk. For those of you who don’t know, Zendesk is the leader in support technology. Everyone, from OpenTable to Xerox, uses its customer support software. And now, INSZoom uses it as well!

We’re here to build and support the world’s best possible immigration technology for corporations, lawyers and other immigration professionals. We’re using the world’s best possible customer support technology to help deliver that technology to you, our customers. Get support on the phone, via email and online any time, from any location and on any device. We’re here to help and support you.

Do take a look at our press release.

Many technology companies offer products and services online, including INSZoom, which has been cloud-based since we started in 1999. But we understand your concerns over the safety of the cloud and, especially, your clients’ very personal information. Can you manage a fully secure business using online services? Can you store and access data via the Internet and still tell your clients their information is private and protected?

Find out the answers to these questions and many others by downloading INSZoom’s new, free whitepaper, Is the Cloud Secure? A Primer on Cloud Software and the Immigration Industry.

Every business process imaginable, from buying groceries to managing your stock portfolio, can be managed online, but should they all be? What are the key questions that immigration professionals must ask before taking their business management processes to the cloud? Download INSZoom’s new white paper, Moving to the Cloud: Key Considerations for Immigration Professionals.

Find out exactly what you should be concerned about and what you’ll need to shift your immigration business to the cloud. Get answers to the types of cloud services available and get a list of six questions your cloud provider absolutely must be able to answer.

INSZoom is thrilled to exhibit and participate in the 2013 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law, to be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square between June 26 and 29. This year marks INSZoom’s 13th year at the annual AILA conference and is again a chance for us to share updates on our latest products and solutions with our current and prospective clients.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to see INSZoom’s immigration case management software in action, the AILA Annual Conference is the ideal place and time to do so. Stop by Booths 310 and 312. Introduce yourself. Give us a few moments of your time and we’ll give you a tour of INSZoom’s powerful case management solutions. We’ll show you our new mobile solutions. We’ll show you how we’ve integrated bar codes into our forms. And we’ll show you the many reasons why thousands of your peers have already made the decision to choose INSZoom as their technology partner.

Oh, and we’ll also enter you in a raffle for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet.

If you’re already a client, sign up for an in-person training session with one of our training experts. Get a tour of our latest upgrades and updates. And meet the sales and technical teams that have been working behind the scenes to ensure your experience with INSZoom is the best experience possible.

Here are a few essential updates and links about how you can connect with us during the 2013 AILA Annual Conference:

  • Visit our social media sites during the conference for immediate updates: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn
  • Stop by Booths 310/312 to visit your INSZoom partners, pick up a goodie bag and register to win a Samsung Galaxy
  • You can also register by taking a photo of our booth and posting to Twitter with the hashtag #INSZoomAchieve
  • Clients are invited to join us on Thursday, June 27, for a dinner, drinks and music on a three-hour cruise off the coast of San Francisco. We’ll meet at 7:30 pm at Pier 39. RSVP here.

Thank you for your time. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

INSZoom.com Inc., the world’s leading immigration case management and compliance company, was presented with the Bronze Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year category in the 11th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago, Illinois on June 17, 2013.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

“INSZoom is proud to once again be given a key award in the American Business Awards in the Customer Service Department of the Year category,” said Umesh Vaidyamath, founder and CEO of INSZoom. “Our customer service professionals work hard every day to ensure our customers in the U.S., U.K. and worldwide receive the best possible support and services.”

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, June 17 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. More than 500 nominees and their guests attended.

More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“This year’s American Business Awards was outsized in every way,” said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president. “More entries and more judges than ever before, and I’d have to say the most impressive collection of nominations we’ve ever received. We congratulate all of this year’s Stevie winners for their outstanding work.”

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