On June 17, 2020 USCIS rescinded 2 Policy Memoranda related to H-1 visa. This blog post will focus on 2 areas that were impacted [...]
Does the new Proclamation apply to Canadians? Can a Canadian get an H-1B or L-1 visa? Can a Canadian get a TN visa?
On Monday June 22, The Trump Administration signed an Executive Order suspending the entry of some H-1B, H-4, H-2B, J, and L visa holders, [...]
I am currently in the U.S. on an OPT and my employer filed an H-1B petition. Does the new executive order affect my H-1B application?
Let’s analyze the following scenario: You are currently in the U.S. on an OPT status or on a cap-gap extension and your employer filed an H-1B visa [...]
The Trump Administration will sign an Executive Order that will extend the April 2020 suspension of some immigrant visas until December 31. To learn [...]
USCIS has announced today that the 30-day guarantee processing for work authorization cards for asylum applicants has been removed. The proposal was first announced [...]
How much do I have to pay an H-1B employee? What is a prevailing wage? How do I find out what is the prevailing wage?
H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations. As an H-1B employer, you have to pay [...]
I had a J-1 visa in the past and I am subject to the 2-year residency requirement. Can I apply for an O visa? Can I apply for an E visa? Can I apply for an H-1B visa?
Participants of some J-1 visa programs are subject to a 2 year home residency requirement. This means, that the J-1 visa participants will have [...]
Can I work while I am applying for Asylum Protection? What will cause the 180-day Asylum EAD Clock to stop? Understanding Asylum and Work Authorization
Can I work while I am applying for Asylum Protection? Not immediately. In order to apply for permission to work in the United States, [...]
I was selected in the H-1B lottery and I am currently in the U.S. on a J-1 trainee visa. Does Cap-Gap apply to J-1 visa? Can I stay in the U.S. until October 1? Can I Change Status?
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations. There are a limited number of H-1B [...]
Does Covid-19 impact my obligations as an H-1B or E-3 Employer? What things should I keep in mind? Is Part-Time Work Possible? Is furlough possible for an H-1B employee?
Covid-19 has changed the rules for travel, engagement and employment. Many companies have already started to reduce wages and put staff on leave. Some [...]
Starting this year, all prospective H-1B applicants must first be registered online on the USCIS myUSCIS website in order to be in the pool [...]
We just received an H-1B approval from USCIS for a cap-subject H-1B. The applicant is an Engineer and has a Master’s Degree in Engineering from a [...]
What is the New H-1B Registration Process? What is changing for H-1B petitions this year? Will there be a lottery for H-1B petitions? What is the new H-1B registration Process?
On January 9, 2020, USCIS formally announced details of the new H-1B cap registration process for FY 2021. The H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant [...]
We just had an H-1B visa stamp approval at the U.S. Consulate in Osaka, Japan. The H-1B employee is a national of Japan. The employer is [...]
On Thursday, USCIS has formally announced details of the H-1B cap registration process for FY 2021. Starting next year, employers will have to register [...]
I am currently in the U.S. on H-1B status. Can I find a new employer or do I have to keep working for the employer who initially sponsored me for an H-1B?
H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a U.S. company to hire workers in specialty occupations. The H-1B visa may be granted for [...]
USCIS has announced today that it has successfully completed the testing phase of the online registration system for the H-1B lottery. To learn more [...]
What is a Recapture petition? Can I recapture time I spent outside the U.S. while on H-1B status? Can I recapture time I spent outside the U.S while on L-1A or L-1B status?
H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations. The beneficiary (the foreign worker) must have a [...]
USCIS has announced today that a $10 non-refundable fee for each H-1B registration submitted by petitioning employers will be implemented once the electronic registration [...]
We received an approval for an H-1B transfer case for a Senior Digital Product Manager who had extensive experience in the field working in [...]
H-1B Change of Employer Petition Approval for an Accountant at the U.S. Consulate in New Delhi for a National of India
We just had an H-1B petition approval at the U.S. Consulate in New Delhi. USCIS approved the I-129 change of employer petition (because the [...]
We just received an H-1B approval from USCIS for a cap-subject H-1B. The applicant is an Accountant and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting [...]
What is Cap-Gap Extension? Can I stay in the U.S. after my OPT work authorization card expires but before I am able to start working in H-1B status?
Let’s analyze the following scenario: You are in the U.S. on F-1 OPT status and you are working for an employer. During the cap [...]
The Department of Homeland Security has announced that the proposed regulation to rescind the H-4 employment authorization program is not likely to be published [...]
The Department of Homeland Security’s proposal to terminate the H-4 employment authorization program is still under review with the Office of Management and Budget. [...]
We just had an H-1B approval with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services for an accountant position with a company based in New York. You [...]
USCIS has released data for the first half of fiscal year 2019 confirming that denial and RFE rates have continued to increase for nonimmigrant [...]
USCIS announced that starting on June 10, 2019, it will accept premium processing requests for all remaining FY 2020 H-1B Cap cases. Premium processing [...]
We just received an H-1B approval from USCIS for a cap-subject H-1B. The applicant is a Nanotechnology Engineer and has a Master's Degree from [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]