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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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