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



22Mar, 2024

USCIS Extends Initial Registration Period for FY 2025 H-1B Cap

Mar 22, 2024|

USCIS has extended the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap. The initial registration period, which opened at noon Eastern on March 6, 2024, and was originally scheduled to run through noon Eastern on March 22, 2024, will now run through noon Eastern on March 25, 2024. USCIS is [...]

4Mar, 2024

Online Filing For Organizational Accounts – The Kidambi Approach

Mar 4, 2024|

We have been scheduling one on one calls to go over the setting up of myUSCIS accounts and CAP registration for FY2025. If you have not received a phone call from our Office to go over the process and how to set up “Organizational accounts”, kindly feel free to email intake@kidambi.com to follow [...]

1Mar, 2024

USCIS Offers – FAQ on Organizational Accounts

Mar 1, 2024|

On Feb. 28, 2024, USCIS officially launched new organizational accounts that will allow multiple people within a company or organization to collaborate and prepare H-1B registrations, H-1B petitions, and associated requests for premium processing. Note that a new organizational account is required to participate in the H-1B Electronic Registration Process starting in March 2024. [...]

23Feb, 2024

The Beneficiary Centric Approach to H-1B CAP Selection – A Quick Overview

Feb 23, 2024|

We are given to understand that under the new system, the agency will run the H-1B selection process based on the beneficiary’s valid passport number, or the number of another valid travel document, regardless of the number of employer H-1B registrations submitted on behalf of an individual beneficiary. Beneficiaries who are selected will [...]

23Feb, 2024

Online Filing For Organizational Accounts – The Kidambi Approach

Feb 23, 2024|

USCIS online accounts have been glitching and we have received reports that USCIS is aware of the issue and is working to resolve the problems users are facing. As a result, apart from using it to register H-1B CAP cases, we will be offering clients the option of continuing to paper file H-1B [...]

23Feb, 2024

H-1B CAP FY 2025 – Summary Overview

Feb 23, 2024|

On January 30, 2024, USCIS announced a series of changes that will impact the FY2025 H-1B registration system and cap filing season. H-1B Registration Final Rule DHS posted a final rule revising the H-1B Registration System and it is set to be published on February 2, 2024. USCIS published the revised Fee Schedule [...]

26Jan, 2024

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

Jan 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, [...]

19Jan, 2024

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

Jan 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 [...]

19Jan, 2024

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

Jan 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 [...]

12Jan, 2024

USCIS Announces Inflation Adjustment to Premium Processing Fees

Jan 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 [...]

15Dec, 2023

FY 2024 H-1B CAP Reached

Dec 15, 2023|

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) 2024. READ MORE

10Nov, 2023

How to Submit a Case Assistance Request

Nov 10, 2023|

The Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) assists individuals and employers in resolving difficulties they are experiencing with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

20Oct, 2023

DOS Expected to begin Stateside Visa Renewal Pilot in Early 2024

Oct 20, 2023|

On October 17, 2023, DOS sent for review a Federal Register notice entitled Pilot Program to Resume Renewal of H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas in the United States for Certain Qualified Noncitizens to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. This document, once published, will lay out the eligibility criteria for participation in the Stateside [...]

20Oct, 2023

USCIS Proposed Rule to Amend H-1B Regulations

Oct 20, 2023|

USCIS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the H-1B regulations. The NPRM states that the changes will “modernize and improve the efficiency of the H-1B program, add benefits and flexibilities, and improve integrity measures.” The NPRM will be published in the Federal Register on 10/23/23. READ MORE

1Sep, 2023

OFLC Provides Guidance on When Amended LCA is Required

Sep 1, 2023|

In a series of FAQs, DOL issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Round 4 – Labor Condition Application (LCA/ ETA Form 9035/9035E), for the H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 programs. It is important to note that the key element of filing an LCA when there is a “material change in the nature [...]

27Jul, 2023

USCIS Will Conduct Second Random Selection from Previously Submitted FY 2024 H-1B Cap Registrations

Jul 27, 2023|

The USCIS announced today that they will conduct a second random selection on properly submitted H-1B CAP registrations. We predicted this was a possible outcome early in the year. The USCIS website newsroom stated: In March 2023, USCIS conducted an initial random selection on properly submitted electronic registrations for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 H-1B [...]

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. [...]

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