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FY 2023 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 1

Recently U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 1, 2022 and will close at noon Eastern on March 18, 2022. During this perio… Read More
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Interview Requirements Waived for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas

The Secretary of State has authorized consular officers through the end of 2022 to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain nonimmigrant visa applicants. This new waiver applies to applicants who have a petition approved by U.S. Citizens… Read More
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USCIS Presentation on H-1B Visa Program

Recently USCIS shared a presentation on the H-1B Visa Program. The presentation explains topics ranging from eligibility criteria, filing fees, change of status, and more. To view the presentation click here: USCIS PowerPoint re H-1B Visa Program For… Read More
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USCIS Settlement Affects Work Authorization Adjudication for Nonimmigrant Spouses

Spouses of H-1B and L-1 visa beneficiaries have been disproportionately affected by the USCIS processing delays for work authorization. This has caused several H-4 and L-2 beneficiaries to lose their jobs, harming not only the foreign national, but U… Read More
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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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