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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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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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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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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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USCIS Completes Data Entr…

USCIS Completes Data Entry of FY2020 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

On May 17, 2019, USCIS finished entering the data of FY2020 cap-subject petitions selected in the lottery. The lottery is a computer-generated, random selection process and includes petitions under the advanced degree exemption. As they have done in… Read More
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USCIS Reaches FY2020 H-1B…

USCIS Reaches FY2020 H-1B Regular Cap

USCIS announced last week that they received all of the H-1B petitions that they needed to reach the 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap for fiscal year 2020. They will next determine if they have enough petitions to meet the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced… Read More
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