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  • USCIS Reaches Advanced Degree Exemption Cap for FY 2020

    USCIS Reaches Advanced Degree Exemption Cap for FY 2020

    On Thurs., April 11, USCIS announced it has completed the selection process to select enough H-1B visa petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated master's cap of 20,000 petitions.

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  • USCIS Hits FY 2020 H-1B Regular Cap

    USCIS Hits FY 2020 H-1B Regular Cap

    On Friday, April 5, 2019, USCIS announced it has received enough H-1B visa petitions to hit the regular cap of 65,000 for fiscal year 2020.

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  • USCIS Announces Start of FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season and More Important Updates

    USCIS Announces Start of FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season and More Important Updates

    USCIS announced the start of fiscal year FY 2020 H-1B cap season and additional important updates.

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

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

    USCIS announced that it will resume premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions effective March 12, 2019.

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  • Congress Requests Answers from USCIS

    Congress Requests Answers from USCIS

    Members of Congress are asking for answers from USCIS Director Lee Francis Cissna.

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  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Select 2018 Petitions

    USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Select 2018 Petitions

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced it would resume premium processing for select H-1B petitions.

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  • USCIS Revises Form I-539 and to Publish New Form I-539A

    USCIS Revises Form I-539 and to Publish New Form I-539A

    USCIS announced it had updated Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and will publish a new form, Form I-539A.

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  • USCIS February 2019 Visa Bulletin

    USCIS February 2019 Visa Bulletin

    USCIS released its Feb. 2019 Visa Bulletin. Read for more details.

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  • USCIS Will Close Its Moscow Field Office

    USCIS Will Close Its Moscow Field Office

    USCIS recently announced it will close its field office in Moscow, Russia.

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  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for FY 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

    USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for FY 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

    Starting Monday, Jan. 28, USCIS will resume premium processing for all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap petitions that are currently pending.

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  • January 2019 Visa Bulletin

    January 2019 Visa Bulletin

    USCIS released its January 2019 Visa Bulletin. Read for more details.

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  • Government Shutdown Does Not Impede USCIS Operations

    Government Shutdown Does Not Impede USCIS Operations

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USICS) will continue to operate normally despite last week's government shutdown.

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  • USCIS Updates Practice of Denying Pending Form I-131

    USCIS Updates Practice of Denying Pending Form I-131

    USCIS recently updated its practice of denying pending Form I-131 advance parole applications for abandonment due to international travel.

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  • USCIS Issues Policy Memorandum for Form I-751

    USCIS Issues Policy Memorandum for Form I-751

    USCIS issued a policy memorandum that revises interview waiver guidance for Form I-751.

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  • E-3 Visa Bill Gains Year-End Momentum

    E-3 Visa Bill Gains Year-End Momentum

    New legislation that would add Ireland to the E-3 nonimmigrant visa program has made significant strides in Congress as the year ends.

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  • USCIS Clarifies L-1 Visa Requirements

    USCIS Clarifies L-1 Visa Requirements

    USCIS recently issued a policy memorandum (PM) that clarifies the L-1 visa’s one-year of continuous foreign employment requirement.

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  • What You Need to Know About the H-4 Visa and Proposed Changes

    What You Need to Know About the H-4 Visa and Proposed Changes

    H-4 visa dependent spouses and others in the business community have been keeping close tabs on the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the H-4 visa.

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  • Department of Homeland Security Proposes Changes to H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

    Department of Homeland Security Proposes Changes to H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

    DHS announces proposed changes which would impact H-1B cap petitions. These proposals will be published on 3rd December 2018, after which USCIS will accept public feedback for the next 30 days.

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  • New H-1B Cap Proposal One Step Closer to Implementation

    New H-1B Cap Proposal One Step Closer to Implementation

    U.S. Office of Budget and Management recently approved a proposed regulation from USCIS regarding H-1B cap registration that may have an impact on FY 2020.

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  • USCIS Updates Practice of Denying Pending Forms I-131 for Abandonment Due to International Travel

    USCIS Updates Practice of Denying Pending Forms I-131 for Abandonment Due to International Travel

    USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna recently revealed USCIS will end the practice of denying pending I-131 applications when applicants are traveling overseas.

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