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  • H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

    USCIS has received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap) including the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap). USCIS randomly selected from among the registrations properly submitted to reach the cap. The agency has notified all prospective petitioners with selected registrations that they ...
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  • Innova Solutions v. Baran: Computer Programmer is a Specialty Occupation Under the H-1B Visa

    A Question of Eligibility The Ninth Circuit released its opinion on December 16, 2020 in Innova Solutions, Inc. v. Baran , which concerned a technology corporation, Innova, which decided to recruit an Indian employee in the Computer Programmer specialty profession, and filed an H-1B petition on his behalf. Innova Solutions, Inc. v. Baran, No.19-16849, *4. USCIS dismissed the petition arguing that ...
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  • H-1B Visa Application Process [Infographic]

    Filing a U.S. visa application can be complex and overwhelming. For such reasons, our team at Akula & Associates P.C. has put together an infographic that illustrates the basic steps to apply for an H-1B visa. If you need help applying for an employment visa, our Dallas immigration attorneys are here to help you. Get in touch with our team today to learn more about how we can guide you through ...
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  • How Long Does It Take for a Work Visa to Get Approved?

    Applying for a U.S. work permit can be an extensive and complex process. It’s important to apply for the visa that is best suited for your unique qualifications. Once you find the right employment visa for you and you obtain legal guidance for your application process, you have to wait to see if your visa is approved or denied. Our Dallas immigration lawyers explain how long it takes for a work ...
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  • Which Employment Visa Is Right For Me?

    The U.S. immigration system offers various work visa options for different foreign workers who want to seek employment in the United States. If you are interested in finding employment in the U.S., it’s important to apply for the visa that is best suited for your unique situation. With so many different visa options available, it can be challenging to determine which visa is right for you. That is ...
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  • What Is the Mandatory Electronic Registration Process for H-1B Visas?

    The H-1B visa allows U.S. employers to hire outside of the country if they cannot find enough qualified workers in the U.S. The employer petitions on behalf of the potential foreign employee, and the employee obtains a temporary, nonimmigrant visa that expires in 3-6 years. This type of visa has a very narrow set of requirements. You must either be: A highly specialized worker; A researcher and ...
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  • USCIS will resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed on or before Dec. 21, 2018

    USCIS will resume premium processing on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for all H-1B petitions filed on or before Dec. 21, 2018. If you received a transfer notice for a pending H-1B petition and you are requesting premium processing service, you must submit the premium processing request to the service center now handling your petition. You should also include a copy of the transfer notice with your premium ...
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  • DHS's Changes to the H-1B Visa Lottery Process

    On January 31, 2019, DHS published a final rule which makes two significant changes to the H-1B visa lottery process. The rule (1) adds an electronic registration requirement for petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions, and (2) it reverses the order by which USCIS will select petitions under the H-1B cap and the advanced degree exemptions. The final rule will become effective April ...
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  • USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will resume premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions effective immediately. The H-1B visa has an annual cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year. Additionally, there is an annual “master’s cap” of 20,000 petitions filed for beneficiaries with a U.S. master’s degree or higher. Premium processing will resume for petitions ...
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  • Department of State Verification Emails

    During the H-1B visa application process at the U.S. consulates, consular officers may choose to request client verification for the H-1B beneficiary. It is understandable that an unsolicited e-mail from an unknown sender claiming to be from the U.S. government may seem suspicious in this age of fraud and scams. The verification emails are being sent from a contractor at the Department of State ...
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  • H-1B Program Updates

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2018 cap on April 3, 2017. All cap-subject H-1B petitions filed before April 3, 2017, for the FY 2018 cap will be rejected. The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the application of a body of highly specialized ...
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  • Third Country Nationals Can Apply in Vancouver for U.S. Visa

    Third country nationals (TCN) – a person seeking immigrant status in one country but actually intends to reside in another country – may begin applying for their first H-1B visas at the United States Consulate General in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The announcement comes from the American Immigration Lawyers’ Associations Department of State Liaison Committee. It should ease immigration ...
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  • How to Avoid RFE on Your H-1B Visa Application

    When the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reviews an H-1B visa application for specialty employment, there is a lot of information the agency will need to review. If any bit is missing, the applicant will receive a Request for Additional Evidence, more commonly called an RFE. For many people who deal with the USCIS and immigration law, an RFE is a notorious form that ...
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  • H-1B Petitions to Be Available at Nebraska Service Center

    Foreign specialists holding an advanced degree in their career field will soon need to send their visa petitions to the heart of the United States. The Nebraska Service Center in Lincoln has stated that it will begin accepting certain H-1B petitions starting July 1, 2016. In particular, it will accept Form I-129 for H-1B and H-1B1 (for Chile/Singapore Free Trade) petitions in the circumstances ...
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