H-1B Visa News and Policies

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  • USCIS Extends Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions to Reduce Delays

    USCIS Extends Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions to Reduce Delays

    USCIS announced on August 28th, 2018, that they will cease accepting premium requests for certain H-1B petitions. Find out what this means.

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  • USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2019 Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Petitions

    USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2019 Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Petitions

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  • H-1B Application Denied: Now What?

    H-1B Application Denied: Now What?

    Learn what to expect if you end up with an H-1B application denied, including the best alternatives to sponsor your essential foreign national talent.

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  • H-1B Application Denied: Now What?

    H-1B Application Denied: Now What?

    On April 2, USCIS began accepting applications for the H-1B visa lottery, and if last year is any indication of the time it will take to close, it should be around five days. Looking at an H-1B...

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  • USCIS Reached H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2019

    USCIS Reached H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2019

    On April 6, USCIS announced that they reached the mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal year 2019, as well as the 20,000 visa master’s cap.

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  • USCIS Reached H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2019

    USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree...

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  • H-1B Application Accepted: Now What?

    H-1B Application Accepted: Now What?

    H-1B application accepted? Learn what to expect after you submit your H-1B visa during cap season, whether it's an RFE or an approval notice.

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  • H-1B Application Accepted: Now What?

    H-1B Application Accepted: Now What?

    H-1B cap season is here. On April 2, USCIS began accepting applications for the H-1B visa lottery, and if last year is any indication of the time it will take to close, it should be around five...

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  • USCIS Issues Temporary H-1B Premium Processing Suspension for FY 2019 Cap-Subject Petitions

    USCIS Issues Temporary H-1B Premium Processing Suspension for FY 2019 Cap-Subject Petitions

    On March 20, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a temporary H-1B premium processing suspension for all Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap-subject H-1B visa...

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  • USCIS Issues Temporary H-1B Premium Processing Suspension for FY2019 Cap-Subject Petitions

    On March 20, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a temporary H-1B premium processing suspension for all Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap-subject H-1B visa...

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  • USCIS Clarifies Policy for H-1B Third-Party Worksite Petitions

    USCIS Clarifies Policy for H-1B Third-Party Worksite Petitions

    Find out the details of the latest clarification from USCIS on the policy for H-1B third-party worksite petitions and what it means for employers.

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  • H-1B Visa Filing and Premium Processing Update

    H-1B Visa Filing and Premium Processing Update

    Learn about the recent H-1B visa filing and premium processing update from a recent announcement from USCIS to the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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  • I-Squared Bill Proposes Increasing H-1B Cap to 195,000

    I-Squared Bill Proposes Increasing H-1B Cap to 195,000

    Last week, Senators Orrin Hatch and Jeff Flake re-introduced I-Squared, a bill proposing changes to the popular H-1B visa program, to the Senate.

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  • Shifting Tides in Immigration in 2018: What Are They?

    Shifting Tides in Immigration in 2018: What Are They?

    Last year, we saw changes in policy, practice and rhetoric. Here are some shifting tides in immigration we could see (and one we’ve already seen) in 2018.

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  • Government Shutdown in Effect, Starting January 20

    Government Shutdown in Effect, Starting January 20

    Read about the government shutdown in December 2017, what it means for U.S. immigration processes and your visa applications.

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  • FAQs: DHS weighs major change to H-1B foreign tech worker visa program

    FAQs: DHS weighs major change to H-1B foreign tech worker visa program

    Here are answers to common questions we’ve received surrounding the McClatchy article, “DHS weighs major change to H-1B foreign tech worker visa program.”

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  • Could some H-1B Visa Extensions Disappear?

    Could some H-1B Visa Extensions Disappear?

    Recent reports indicate DHS's intent to take away H-1B visa extensions beyond the six-year limit for foreign nationals with pending green card applications.

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  • The Massive Undercurrent of Changes in Immigration

    The Massive Undercurrent of Changes in Immigration

    Start out the new year with a birds eye look at the changes in immigration over the past year, without any actual policy needed.

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  • New Immigration Regulations for 2018

    New Immigration Regulations for 2018

    Read about the new immigration regulations from USCIS for 2018 from the Trump administration’s Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

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  • H-1B Visa Lottery Numbers That Matter

    H-1B Visa Lottery Numbers That Matter

    Read the H-1B visa lottery numbers that could make a difference to your petitions this coming cap-subject H-1B visa season and how to prepare.

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