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18Jun, 2020

USCIS Issues Updated Policy Guidance and Rescinds Two Policy Memos Regarding the Adjudication of Certain H-1B Petitions

Jun 18, 2020|

USCIS issued a memo rescinding two policy memoranda regarding the adjudication of certain petitions for H-1B nonimmigrant classification. USCIS is issuing updated policy guidance in their place. The rescinded memos are:    Determining Employer-Employee Relationship for Adjudication of H-1B Petitions, Including Third-Party Site Placements (Reference AFM Chapter 31.3(g)(16) ), HQ 70/6.2.8 (AD 10-24), issued [...]

18Jun, 2020

USCIS Announces Resumption of Premium Processing for Certain Petitions

Jun 18, 2020|

USCIS announced that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129 and Form I-140, with effective dates during June on which USCIS will begin accepting premium processing requests for specific applications. Effective June 22, USCIS plans to resume premium processing for all Form I-129 petitions.  

14Apr, 2020

USCIS news release on COVID-19 Delays in Extension/Change of Status Filings

Apr 14, 2020|

USCIS issued a news release with options for nonimmigrants who may unexpectedly remain in the U.S. beyond their authorized period of stay due to COVID-19. USCIS advises that they individuals can file EOS/COS applications, and VWP entrants can request an additional 30-day period of satisfactory departure. Read the news release. [...]

3Apr, 2020

USCIS Announces FY2021 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions May Be Filed as of April 1

Apr 3, 2020|

USCIS announced that H-1B cap-subject petitions for FY 2021, including those petitions eligible for the advanced degree exemption,may now be filed with USCIS if based on a valid selected registration. A petitioner is only eligible to file an FY 2021 H-1B cap-subject petition if they electronically registered the beneficiary in the H-1B registration [...]

30Mar, 2020

H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection has Commenced

Mar 30, 2020|

The USCIS has commenced the selection of H-1B registrations. You may begin seeing selected candidates in your MyUSCIS account. As indicated in an earlier post, USCIS intends to notify petitioners with selected registrations no later than March 31, 2020, that they are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the beneficiary named [...]

27Mar, 2020

H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

Mar 27, 2020|

USCIS has received enough electronic registrations during the initial period to reach the FY 2021 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap). USCIS randomly selected from among the registrations properly submitted. USCIS intend to notify petitioners with selected registrations no later than March 31, 2020, that they are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition [...]

25Mar, 2020

Can H-1Bs and other nonimmigrants apply for unemployment benefits?

Mar 25, 2020|

As the COVID-19 crisis evolves, several businesses and employees have been impacted. Several questions arise in this context regarding status, unemployment benefits and the all-important question as to whether seeking and receiving unemployment benefits would be considered a public benefit under the public charge rule. To address the possibility that some aliens [...]

20Mar, 2020

USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing

Mar 20, 2020|

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the immediate and temporary suspension of premium processing service for all Form I-129 and I-140 petitions until further notice due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read the USCIS announcement

20Mar, 2020

USCIS Announces Flexibility in Submitting Required Signatures During COVID-19 National Emergency

Mar 20, 2020|

USCIS today announced that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 National Emergency announced by President Trump on March 13, 2020, they will accept all benefit forms and documents with reproduced original signatures, including the Form I-129, Petition for Non immigrant Worker, for submissions dated March 21, 2020, and beyond. USCIS already accepts various petitions, [...]

20Mar, 2020

USCIS H-1B Registration Ends

Mar 20, 2020|

The USCIS Registration for CAP subject H-1Bs ends at noon ET today. Registration Selection Notifications As stated on the USCIS website, the Service intends to notify registrants and their representatives with selected registrations via their USCIS online accounts no later than March 31, 2020. April 1st will be the earliest a selected petition [...]

19Mar, 2020

Form I-9, Employment Verification During COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020|

DHS Announces Flexibility in Requirements Related to Form I-9 Compliance Due to precautions being implemented by employers and employees related to physical proximity associated with COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that it will exercise discretion to defer the physical presence requirements associated with Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) [...]

18Mar, 2020

Reminder: USCIS H-1B Registration Closes at Noon (ET), March 20

Mar 18, 2020|

USCIS H-1B Registration Closes at Noon (ET), March 20. Other Key Dates: March 1: H-1B registration period opens at noon ET. March 20: H-1B registration period closes at noon ET. March 31: Date by which USCIS intends to notify selected registrants. April 1: The earliest date that FY 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions may [...]

18Mar, 2020

USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for FY2021 Cap-Subject Petitions

Mar 18, 2020|

USCIS announced the temporary suspension of premium processing service for FY 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions. Petitioners filing FY 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions will not be able to request premium processing when USCIS begins accepting cap-subject petitions on April 1. Until premium processing resumes for FY 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions, USCIS will reject any [...]

10Mar, 2020

2020 H-1B Cap FAQ Webinar

Mar 10, 2020|

“It is great to see such excellence in US immigration services and all credits to Vaman for the best  orchestration on every webinar! It was fantastic! I’m proud to be associated with Attorney Vaman Kidambi, and his firm/team. ” This informative webinar was the second one hosted by Kidambi & Associates that [...]

24Feb, 2020

USCIS Announces H-1B Registration Account Creation

Feb 24, 2020|

USCIS announced the implementation of electronic registration process for the FY 2021 H-1B cap. Prospective petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those filing for beneficiaries eligible for the advanced degree exemption, must first electronically register with USCIS. Submitting an H-1B registration requires a USCIS online account. The appropriate type depends on [...]

21Feb, 2020

2020 H-1B Cap Webinar

Feb 21, 2020|

"Excellent Vaman! The information provided was detail, and brings a in depth awareness for employers in filing H-1B and its impacts!. Always, you and your team are great at what you do! Thank you once again." Our webinar on the H-1B CAP was a great success! The attendees found it very informative. [...]

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