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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  • 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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  • DHS Publishes Final H-1B Cap Lottery Wage-Based Selection Rule in Federal Register

    DHS Publishes Final H-1B Cap Lottery Wage-Based Selection Rule in Federal Register

    On January 8, 2021, DHS published a final rule in the Federal Register that modifies the H-1B CAP lottery selection process. The final rule is effective March 9, 2021.

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