USCIS has announced on May 17, 2019 that is has completed all data entry for fiscal year 2020 H-1B cap-subject lottery selection. USCIS has [...]
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USCIS has received sufficient number of petitions for the congressionally-mandated 20,000 H-1B master cap for FY 2020. The 65,000 regular cap was reached last [...]
USCIS has received sufficient number of petitions for the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap for FY 2020. USCIS will now determine whether it [...]
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that premium processing will be offered in a two phased procedure during the upcoming Fiscal [...]
Starting today, USCIS will resume premium processing services for all new and pending H-1B petitions. Premium Processing for H-1B Cap applications resumed on January [...]
H-1B cap season for fiscal year 2020 will begin on April 1, 2019. Employers should start preparing for cap petitions now as applications not [...]
The Department of Homeland Security has announced in an advanced copy of the new H-1B regulation that the cap registration system will be postponed [...]
USCIS has announced that it will resume premium processing on January 28, 2019 for all pending FY 2019 H-1B cap petitions, including those eligible [...]
USCIS has sent the final version of the new H-1B cap registration rule to the Office of Management and Budget, moving the proposal closer [...]
H-1B approval for cap-subject H-1B at U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services for a Management Analyst
We just received an H-1B approval from U.S.Citizenship & Immigration Services for a cap-subject H-1B. The H-1B was approved after a Request for Evidence questioning [...]
On Monday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a USCIS proposal altering the H-1B Cap procedure, the new proposal is expected to [...]
We just had an H-1B employee visa approval at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai for an Accountant. The applicant has a Master's degree from a [...]
H-1B Change of Employer Petition Approval for a Market Research Analyst at the USCIS Vermont Service Center for a National of India
We just had an H-1B petition approval at the USCIS Vermont Service Center. The beneficiary was granted H-1B status as a Market Research Analyst. [...]
USCIS has extended and expanded the suspension of premium processing for certain H-1B cases. This suspension affects Fiscal Year 2019 pending cap cases and, [...]
H-1B Visa Approval for a Operations Manager of a Commercial Bank at USCIS – Vermont Service Center for a National of India
Scott Legal, P.C. just had an H-1B visa approval for an Operations Manager of a Commercial Bank for a national of India. The applicant was granted status [...]
USCIS have finished returning unselected H-1B petitions that were not selected in the FY2019 cap lottery. Employers should receive petition packages and fee checks [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have announced on May 15, 2018 that it has completed data entry for all FY 2019 [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 3, 2017 that there will be a stricter evaluation process for H-1B applications [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has completed the two lotteries to choose the H-1B applications that will [...]
Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an H-1B extension of employer with USCIS based on recapturing time the applicant spent outside the [...]
If you are an F-1 student and an H-1B cap petition to change status to H-1B has been filed on your behalf, traveling internationally [...]
Can a DACA Recipient Apply for an Employer-Sponsored Green Card in the U.S.? Can a DACA Recipient Apply for Nonimmigrant Status in the U.S., Such as an H-1B or E-2?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program that was introduced by the Obama Administration in June 2012 to provide work authorization and [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced on March 20, 2018 that, starting from April 2, 2018, premium processing for all fiscal [...]
A new USCIS policy memorandum issued on February 22, 2018 requires H-1B employers to disclose detailed information about vendor and end-client relationships when petitioning [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Service Center Operations Directorate (USCIS SCOPS) confirmed that it is not anticipating any procedural changes for the [...]
Recent Trends In Adjudication of H-1B Petitions Reveal Increased Scrutiny by USCIS Many studious readers of Scott Legal’s blog are familiar with the recent [...]
On September 27, 2017 USCIS stated that it plans to resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions on or before October 3, 2017. There [...]
Positive News in Otherwise Dark Times: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for all H-1B Pending Petitions Subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Cap
With the sun setting fast on Fiscal Year 2017 at the end of this month, USCIS announced on Monday, September 18 that Premium Processing [...]
H1B portability and travelling while an H-1B transfer petition is pending – Can I travel while my H-1B Petition is Pending?
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 created the H nonimmigrant classification, which includes several visa classifications for temporary workers and trainees. The H1B [...]
What are the H-1B Employer Obligations? What Does an Employer have to do when Filing an H-1B Petition?
What are an employer’s obligations when H-1B employment starts? The H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa suitable for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree [...]
“Cap Gap” is the government’s solution to a problem that many F-1 students on Optional Practical Training (OPT) who had successfully filed an H-1B [...]
The H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa suitable for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and a job offer from a [...]
The U.S. Government has completed entering the data for H-1B petitions for this year. This means that if you have not yet received a [...]
I am in H-1B status but I also want to study. Can I study in the U.S. in my H-1B status? Can I work and go to school at the same time in H-1B status?
If you are in H-1B status, and you can manage to fit in classes with your current schedule, it is fine to also study [...]
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations. This visa category requires that the beneficiary [...]
During election campaign, Donald Trump was a vocal critic of the H-1B system claiming that the visa program stole jobs from American workers. As [...]