H-1B CAP registration completed for 2023

2023-03-28T14:35:18+00:00Mar 28, 2023|

H-1B cap selection has been completed for this year. 10 REASONS FOR LOW H-1B CAP SELECTION If you think H-1B CAP selection has been low this year, here are a few things to consider: Unlike paper filed cases, the current process allows both the employer and the employee to track registration online.  USCIS FY2024 H-1B [...]

USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities

2023-03-24T13:37:54+00:00Mar 24, 2023|

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through March 23, 2023. Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the following requests or notices before taking any action, if the request or notice was issued between March 1, 2020, and March [...]

Will You Make the H-1B CAP in 2023?!

2023-02-03T15:10:16+00:00Feb 3, 2023|

On March 12, 2008, Bill Gates appeared before Congress and testified that the H-1B CAP “is arbitrarily set and bears no relation to the U.S. economy's demand for skilled professionals.” He also famously urged Congress to increase the H-1B CAP and eliminate per country caps on Green Cards. However, his most important lines during that [...]

FY 2024 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 1 – $10 FEE REMAINS UNCHANGED

2023-01-30T14:57:09+00:00Jan 30, 2023|

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2024 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and run through noon Eastern on March 17, 2023. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to complete and submit their registrations using our online H-1B [...]

H-1B CAP Registration Fee of $10 May Remain the Same for 2023

2023-01-23T22:50:28+00:00Jan 10, 2023|

The proposed fee increase announced recently by the USCIS is currently in the 60-day comment period which ends on March 6, 2023. If there are enough comments to offset some of the increases, there could be delays while the USCIS consolidates the publication of the Final Rule. Given that H-1B CAP registration begins in the [...]

USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2023 H-1B Cap

2022-08-23T19:06:02+00:00Aug 23, 2022|

USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2023. We have completed sending non-selection notifications to registrants’ online accounts. The status for registrations properly submitted for [...]

When Not to File an Amended H-1B Petition

2022-08-03T15:14:15+00:00Aug 3, 2022|

In May 2015, the USCIS issued draft guidance following a precedent decision in Matter or Simeio Solutions, LLC (26 I&N Dec. 542 (AAO 2015)) on when to file amended H-1B petitions. However, in 2020 following the IT Serve Alliance case, the USCIS entered into a settlement agreement where it agreed to set aside certain policies [...]

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