L-1B Statistics data

The following excerpts are taken from a report by The N A T I O N A L F O U N D A T I O N F O R A M E R I C A N P O L I C Y   The denial rate for L-1B petitions to transfer high-skilled employees into the United States increased to an historic high of 35 percent in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, according to data obtained from U.S. C...

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Travel Tips for Foreign Students Awaiting a Change of Status to H-1B

There are significant risks to many F-1 students who travel after an H-1B petition has been filed on their behalf. Those who travel internationally should make sure they have all necessary documents and should be prepared for possible reentry delays.   If you are an F-1 student who is (or will soon be) the beneficiary of an H-...

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Employment Period and Visa Stamp Expiration Date for L-1 Visas.

Many Japanese employees stationed to work in the U.S. acquire L-1 visas. We have been receiving many inquiries lately, where people have been confusing the visa stamp expiration date with the actual employment period. The visa stamp expiration date is separate from the approved employment period. For example, let’s assume that you...

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NEW H-1B AMENDMENT RULES

  We are disseminating a very important announcement for H-1b Holders about NEW REGULATIONS REGARDING H-1B AMENDMENTS. The following are excerpts along with our comments from the USCIS Memo. In a nutshell, if you have an employee who has MOVED LOCATIONS or if your company has moved locations OUTSIDE of an MSA (generally...

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On July 21 2015, USCIS Issued Final Guidance on H-1B Worksite Location Changes

We previously wrote an article on this issue when The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) on April 9, 2015, handed down a precedent decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions. Generally, for relocations occurring after April 9 but prior to August 19, employers will have until January 15, 2016 to file amended H-1b petitions. We i...

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Social Security Number Card

Effective September 9, 2015, there will be revisions in he Social Security Administration’s (SSA) regulations to allow applicants for a Social Security Number (SSN) card to apply for an SSN by completing the required application and submitting required evidence. Specifically, these revisions will allow applicants more flexible ways...

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Visa Bulletin September 2015: Major Retrogression for EB-2 China and India

The Visa Bulletin is a government publication issued by the U.S. Department of State (DOS), with the primary purpose of providing an updated list of available immigrant numbers for immigrants subject to the immigrant quota system. Cut off dates on the Visa Bulletin move forward with time, but sometimes we see these dates retrogress. ...

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