No Changes To H-1B CAP/Registration for 2024 (FY 2025). $10 Fee Remains Unchanged

2024-01-26T18:53:16+00:00Jan 26, 2024|

During an interactive Webinar held on January 24th, USCIS representatives confirmed that the H-1B CAP for this year will remain unchanged for the most part. Although, the USCIS has published the “H-1B Modernizing Rule” in the Federal Register, it appears there is not enough time for implementation during this year’s CAP season. Consequently, USCIS will [...]

USCIS Updates Guidance on Untimely Filed Extension of Stay and Change of Status Requests

2024-01-26T18:52:33+00:00Jan 26, 2024|

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced an update to its Policy Manual providing that USCIS, in its discretion and under certain conditions, may excuse a nonimmigrant’s failure to timely file an extension of stay or change of status request if the delay was due to extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of the applicant or petitioner. [...]

DOS Provides FAQ & Additional Information on Domestic Renewal of H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas for Certain Applicants

2024-01-19T17:53:14+00:00Jan 19, 2024|

The Department of State has announced a pilot program to resume domestic visa renewals for qualified H-1B nonimmigrant visa applicants who meet certain requirements. The pilot program will accept applications from January 29, 2024, through April 1, 2024, or when all application slots are filled, whichever comes first. Participation in the pilot program is voluntary. [...]

USCIS to Launch Organizational Accounts, Enabling Online Collaboration and Submission of H-1B Registrations

2024-01-19T17:51:52+00:00Jan 19, 2024|

USCIS will launch organizational accounts for non-cap filings and the fiscal year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap season. The introduction of organizational accounts will allow multiple individuals within an organization, such as a company or other business entity, and their legal representatives to collaborate on and prepare H-1B registrations, Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, [...]

USCIS Announces Inflation Adjustment to Premium Processing Fees

2024-01-12T17:12:08+00:00Jan 12, 2024|

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a final rule that will increase the filing fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing, to adjust for inflation. The USCIS Stabilization Act established the current premium processing fees and the authority for the Department of Homeland Security to adjust the premium fees on a biennial basis. After [...]

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