The H-1B Visa Program

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  • The Employer's Guide to H-1B Cap Season

    The Employer's Guide to H-1B Cap Season

    Download The Employer's Guide to H-1B Cap Season to learn more about the H-1B application process, eligibility criteria, electronic registration and more.

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  • What Is the H-1B Visa?

    What Is the H-1B Visa?

    The H-1B visa is designated for individuals working in a specialty occupation that requires a specific skill set and background of specialized knowledge.

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  • H-1B Electronic Registration: Employer Q&A with Corporate Immigration Partners

    H-1B Electronic Registration: Employer Q&A with Corporate Immigration Partners

    Envoy sat down with its affiliated law firm, Corporate Immigration Partners, to get more insights about electronic registration and how employers can best prepare for H-1B cap season.

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  • H-1B Cap Update: March Edition20:39

    H-1B Cap Update: March Edition

    The final H-1B Cap Update recaps the biggest H-1B updates since February.

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  • H-1B Cap Kick-Off: What You Need to Know For FY 2022 Cap Season51:17

    H-1B Cap Kick-Off: What You Need to Know For FY 2022 Cap Season

    H-1B cap season is quickly approaching. The H-1B visa program has seen a number of notable changes, such as electronic registration. Watch this webinar for an overview of FY 2022 H-1B cap season.

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  • Common H-1B Questions HR Teams Might See During Cap Season

    Common H-1B Questions HR Teams Might See During Cap Season

    We’re running through some of the most common questions HR teams might be see during cap season and providing practice pointers on how to respond.

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  • USCIS Begins Second Round of Random Selections for FY 2022 H-1B Cap Registrations

    USCIS Begins Second Round of Random Selections for FY 2022 H-1B Cap Registrations

    USCIS has announced a second round of random selections for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B cap. Individuals with selected registrations will receive a selection notice in their myUSCIS account.

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  • USCIS Concludes Initial H-1B Electronic Registration Selection

    USCIS Concludes Initial H-1B Electronic Registration Selection

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received enough initial electronic registrations to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B cap, including the master’s cap.

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  • USCIS May Reconsider H-1B Petitions Previously Denied Under Rescinded Policy Memos

    USCIS May Reconsider H-1B Petitions Previously Denied Under Rescinded Policy Memos

    USCIS announced that it may reconsider denials made on H-1B petitions if the denial was based on one of three rescinded policy memos.

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  • USCIS Rescinds 2017 Policy Memo for H-1B Computer-Related Positions

    USCIS Rescinds 2017 Policy Memo for H-1B Computer-Related Positions

    USCIS rescinded a 2017 memo on the adjudication of H-1B computer-related positions. The memo won't be applied to any new or pending requests for H-1B classification, including appeals of denials.

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  • Department of Labor Publishes H-1B Prevailing Wage Rule with Phased Implementation Plan

    Department of Labor Publishes H-1B Prevailing Wage Rule with Phased Implementation Plan

    The DOL published the H-1B Prevailing Wage Final Rule in the Federal Register on Jan. 14, 2021. The agency outlined the rule’s phased implementation plan, with new wage levels effective Jul. 1, 2021.

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  • Department of Homeland Security Places New Restrictions On H-1B Visa Program

    Department of Homeland Security Places New Restrictions On H-1B Visa Program

    On October 8, 2020, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to publish a final rule that will heighten requirements for employers seeking to hire foreign nationals on H-1B status.

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  • H-1B Cap Update: February Edition28:33

    H-1B Cap Update: February Edition

    Hear the latest updates as H-1B cap season approaches and opens March 9, 2021.

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  • Filing An H-1B Extension: Deadlines, Renewals, Premium Processing and More

    Filing An H-1B Extension: Deadlines, Renewals, Premium Processing and More

    Get answers to frequently asked questions about the H-1B extension process, including deadlines, renewals, premium processing and more.

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  • [Slide Deck] H-1B Cap Update: February Edition

    [Slide Deck] H-1B Cap Update: February Edition

    Read the latest updates as H-1B cap season approaches and opens March 9, 2021.

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  • USCIS Announces Webinars for H-1B Electronic Registration Process

    USCIS Announces Webinars for H-1B Electronic Registration Process

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will host two webinars on the H-1B electronic registration process. Registration is available through the USCIS Public Engagement webpage.

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  • USCIS to Open FY 2022 Cap-Subject H-1B Electronic Registration on March 9, 2021

    USCIS to Open FY 2022 Cap-Subject H-1B Electronic Registration on March 9, 2021

    USCIS will open the registration period for FY 2022 H-1B cap-subject petitions on March 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST. The registration period will close on March 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST.

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  • Understanding Public Access Files and How They Fit Into the H-1B Process

    Understanding Public Access Files and How They Fit Into the H-1B Process

    For employers sponsoring H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 foreign nationals for work in the U.S., keeping Public Access Files means staying compliant with immigration regulations.

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  • Different Types of H-1B RFEs and How to Respond to Them41:18

    Different Types of H-1B RFEs and How to Respond to Them

    Check out our webinar with GIA to learn about the most common types of requests for evidence (RFEs) issued for H-1B visa petitions and how to respond decisively.

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  • H-1B Cap Update: January Edition32:38

    H-1B Cap Update: January Edition

    Tune into this webinar to hear the latest updates on the H-1B cap.

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