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H-1B Cap Initial Registration Opens March 9

Only USCIS announced last week that the initial registration period for FY2022 H-1B Cap will open at 12:00 PM EST on March 9, 2021. It will remain open until 12:00 PM EST on March 25, 2021. What is the Initial Registration Period? Prospective H-1B ca… Read More
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Updates Regarding the DOL…

Updates Regarding the DOL Prevailing Wage Rule

Last week on December 1, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California set aside the Interim Final Rule Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States 85 FR 638… Read More
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New DOL Prevailing Wage R…

New DOL Prevailing Wage Rule

Last month, on October 8, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) submitted an interim final rule to the Office of the Federal Register regarding regulations governing labor certifications and labor condition applications. The rule took effect upon publi… Read More
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USCIS Announces Implement…

USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Electronic Registration Process for FY2021

USCIS announced last week that the pilot testing phase of the registration process was successful and that they intend to implement this registration process in the FY2021 H-1B lottery. Employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for the FY2… Read More
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USCIS Implements $10 Fee…

USCIS Implements $10 Fee for H-1B Registration

On January 31, 2019, USCIS issued a final rule which made substantial changes to the H-1B visa lottery process. The rule added an electronic registration component for petitioners submitting H-1B cap-subject petitions. It also changed the order in wh… Read More
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H-1B Registration Updates

H-1B Registration Updates

On January 31, 2019, USCIS issued a final rule which made substantial changes to the H-1B visa lottery process. The rule added an electronic registration component for petitioners submitting H-1B cap-subject petitions. It also changed the order in wh… Read More
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New Registration Fee for…

New Registration Fee for H-1B Petitioners

On January 31, 2019, DHS published a rule which requires petitioners to electronically register with USCIS prior to filing H-1B cap-subject petitions. Yesterday, September 3, 2019, DHS announced a proposal to impose a $10 fee for each electronic regi… Read More
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Proposed H-1B Registratio…

Proposed H-1B Registration Fee Regulation Pending Review at OMB

On May 22, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its Spring 2019 Fall Unified Agenda of Regulatory and De-regulatory Actions. This list is a public overview of anticipated federal regulatory actions. It is important to note that t… Read More
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USCIS Starts Premium Proc…

USCIS Starts Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Today

Today, June 10, 2019, USCIS will begin premium processing for the remaining fiscal year 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions. Starting today, petitioners may file the request for premium processing, or the Form I-907, with the USCIS service center that is… Read More
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Texas Service Center to A…

Texas Service Center to Accept Form I-129 for H-1B Petitions

On May 20, 2019, the USCIS Texas Service Center will begin processing the Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, for certain H-1B cap-exempt petitions requesting: A change in previously approved employment A change of employer Concurrent emp… Read More
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