H-1B Visas

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  • H-1B Visa Alternatives for SaaS & Tech Companies42:19

    H-1B Visa Alternatives for SaaS & Tech Companies

    The H-1B visa is the most sought after employment-based immigration category, and though the H-1B Cap has been met for fiscal year 2019, that should not tech employers from hiring foreign workers.

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  • H-1B Visa Application Essentials – What Are They?

    H-1B Visa Application Essentials – What Are They?

    Learn about some of the most important H-1B visa application essentials that you should be aware of before preparing your H-1B petitions this cap season.

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  • H-1B Legislation Approved by House Judiciary Committee

    H-1B Legislation Approved by House Judiciary Committee

    Read about the H-1B legislation that was approved by House Judiciary Committee on November 15, 2017 and its possible impact in this post.

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  • New USCIS Numbers: Requests for Evidence Increase

    New USCIS Numbers: Requests for Evidence Increase

    The immigration visa under some of the most scrutiny this year has been the H-1B visa, and with that, requests for evidence have been on the rise.

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  • Immigration Horror Stories: Disorganized Immigration Processes

    Immigration Horror Stories: Disorganized Immigration Processes

    Read the horrifying experience one HR partner had to endure when she started at a company with disorganized immigration processes.

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  • Immigration Horror Stories: Missing the H-1B Cap

    Immigration Horror Stories: Missing the H-1B Cap

    From unfiled immigration paperwork to missing the H-1B cap, we’re recounting some of the scariest immigration horror stories just in time for Halloween.

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  • H-1B to Green Card: Steps to Take for New Employees

    H-1B to Green Card: Steps to Take for New Employees

    Learn how to transition your new employee from the H-1B to green card with these steps, including recruitment and form filing.

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  • USCIS to Resume Premium Processing for all H-1B Petitioners

    USCIS to Resume Premium Processing for all H-1B Petitioners

    USCIS today announced its intention to resume premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions which would apply to all remaining H-1B cases.

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  • Speak Out in Support of the H-1B Visa Program 

    Speak Out in Support of the H-1B Visa Program 

    AILA has encouraged others to speak out in support of the H-1B visa program and provided a templated letter each individual can send to their Congressman.

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  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Visa Petitions

    USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Visa Petitions

    The USCIS announced today that it has resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap.

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  • After the H-1B Cap: Alternative Visa Options and Strategies57:10

    After the H-1B Cap: Alternative Visa Options and Strategies

    In this webinar, learn about alternative visa options for employing foreign workers, eligibility and qualifying organization and position requirements, and best practices for filing applications.

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  • H-1B Horror Story: An Attorney Neglects His Paperwork

    Jo Ann, a HR manager who is responsible for immigration at a technology company, recalls the ordeal of an employee of one year who was sent back to India for close to another year. Why? Because...

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  • USCIS Publishes Data on H-1B Petitioners

    USCIS Publishes Data on H-1B Petitioners

    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a series of datasets listing every U.S. employer that has been approved for H-1B petitions within the past two years...

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  • USCIS Resumes H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions

    USCIS Resumes H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions

    USCIS announced today its intention to immediately resume H-1B premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions. Cap-exempt petitions may include those submitted by an institution of...

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  • Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions Returned by USCIS

    Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions Returned by USCIS

    On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it has returned all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap petitions that were not selected in the lottery. According to...

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  • Electronic Public Access Files Allowed by Department of Labor

    Electronic Public Access Files Allowed by Department of Labor

    Employers of H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 visas are required to keep public access files (PAF) for every sponsored employee that are available for public viewing.

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  • H-1B Horror Story: Vague or Misaligned Job Description

    First-time H-1B sponsors often have the same problem. They don’t know what constitutes a specialty occupation. And it’s understandable. USCIS hasn’t clearly defined the phrase. However, we do know...

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  • H-1B Extension and Renewals: When Should You File?

    H-1B Extension and Renewals: When Should You File?

    The H-1B is a highly competitive U.S. work visa thanks to its dual intent allowance and stay periods. It has grown in popularity lately, which has also led to increased competition for the visa....

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  • H-1B Horror Story: The Prevailing Wage is Too High

    Exploring immigration-related forums is a great way to gauge how people nationwide are navigating the immigration process, successfully or not. Recently when reading a popular message board, I...

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  • H-1B Premium Processing Resumed for Doctors

    H-1B Premium Processing Resumed for Doctors

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that starting Monday, June 26, they will resume H-1B premium processing for all petitions filed for medical doctors under the Conrad...

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