H-1B News2018-03-10T22:41:20+00:00



7Apr, 2023

The Latest Court Ruling’s Impact On H-1B Spouses And Immigration

Apr 7, 2023|

A federal judge has ruled in favor of the Department of Homeland Security’s regulation that allows the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work, a significant victory for highly skilled foreign-born professionals, their families and the companies that employ them. U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan granted the defendant’s (DHS) motion for summary [...]

7Apr, 2023

U.S. plans to resume domestic visa renewals for IT Workers

Apr 7, 2023|

A State Department spokesperson said plans call for resuming domestic renewals in "certain petition-based nonimmigrant work visa categories," which include H and L visas. H-1B visas let employers hire high-skilled foreign workers with a bachelor's or higher degree for two three-year periods. L-1 visas let employers transfer executives or managers to the U.S. [...]

28Mar, 2023

H-1B CAP registration completed for 2023

Mar 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 [...]

24Mar, 2023

USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities

Mar 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, [...]

18Mar, 2023

State Department Plans Pilot for Domestic Visa Renewal

Mar 18, 2023|

The State Department will launch a pilot program later this year offering visa renewal options in the US for H-1B specialty occupation workers and other temporary visa holders who are currently required to travel abroad.

17Mar, 2023

Options for Nonimmigrant Workers Following Termination of Employment

Mar 17, 2023|

USCIS is providing information for nonimmigrant workers whose employment has terminated, either voluntarily or involuntarily. These workers may have several options for remaining in the United States in a period of authorized stay based on existing rules and regulations. READ MORE

3Feb, 2023

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

Feb 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 [...]

10Jan, 2023

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

Jan 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 [...]

23Aug, 2022

USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2023 H-1B Cap

Aug 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 [...]

3Aug, 2022

When Not to File an Amended H-1B Petition

Aug 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 [...]

3May, 2022

USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period of Work Permits for Certain Applicants

May 3, 2022|

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) that increases the automatic extension period for employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), available to certain EAD renewal applicants, to up to 540 days. The increase, which will be effective immediately on May 4, 2022, will help avoid gaps in employment for noncitizens [...]

15Apr, 2022

Reminder: DHS To End COVID-19 Temporary Policy for Expired List B Identity Documents

Apr 15, 2022|

DHS is ending the COVID-19 Temporary Policy for List B Identity Documents. Beginning May 1, Employers will no longer be able to accept expired List B documents. DHS adopted the temporary policy in response to the difficulties many individuals experienced with renewing documents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that document-issuing authorities have reopened [...]

23Feb, 2022

7 Things to Know About the H-1B CAP

Feb 23, 2022|

The registration process for the H-1B FY2022 lottery begins shortly, and we have some tips and general guidelines for those looking to file this year. Our office is happy to assist you with these filings at no charge (except the $10 registration fee charged by USCIS). In this linked in immigration article, Attorney [...]

23Feb, 2022

5 Ways of Improving Your Chances of Filing a Successful H-1B CAP Petition

Feb 23, 2022|

In 2020 the USCIS implemented a new electronic H-1B CAP registration process. What was once a painstaking process of filing entire petitions with filing fee checks (not to mention legal expenses), has now been simplified. In this linked in immigration article, Attorney Kidambi highlights some of the ways of improving your chances of [...]

4Feb, 2022

How To Create a myUSCIS Account for H-1B CAP Electronic Registration

Feb 4, 2022|

Prospective H-1B cap-subject petitioners or their representatives are required to use a myUSCIS online account to register each beneficiary electronically for the selection process and pay the associated $10 H-1B registration fee for each registration submitted on behalf of each beneficiary. Registrants will be able to create new accounts beginning at noon Eastern [...]

31Jan, 2022


Jan 31, 2022|

FY 2023 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 1 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and run through noon Eastern on March 18, 2022. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives [...]

28Jan, 2022

USCIS Provides Updated Criteria for Determining If a Case Warrants Expedited Treatment

Jan 28, 2022|

USCIS has updated the USCIS Policy Manual to reflect new guidance on how they determine whether a case warrants expedited treatment. The new guidance is effective immediately. This update: Clarifies the criteria and circumstances under which we generally consider expedite requests from nonprofit organizations as determined by the Internal Revenue Service Provides additional [...]

15Nov, 2021

USCIS Releases Policy changes for Employment Authorization for Certain H-4, E, and L Non immigrant Dependent Spouses

Nov 15, 2021|

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address automatic extension of employment authorization for certain H-4, E, and L nonimmigrant dependent spouses. USCIS is also rescinding the 2002 Legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service memorandum entitled, “Guidance on Employment Authorization for E and L [...]

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