DHS Finalizes H-1B Cap Registration Fee Nov12

DHS Finalizes H-1B Cap Registration Fee

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially finalized the H-1B Cap registration fee of $10 for each H-1B registration. However, DHS has yet to announce if this $10 non-refundable registration fee will be implemented for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 cap season. According to the new rule, once the fee is implemented, ...

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DHS Proposes Fee Structure Changes Nov22

DHS Proposes Fee Structure Changes

DHS is that would increase costs for most petitioners and applicants and impose new requirements for many types of cases. Several highlights of this proposal are below. Form I-129 DHS is proposing to separate the Form I-129, nonimmigrant worker petition into different forms for each visa classification and to ...

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Year-End Agenda Plans Sweeping Policies Before the End of 2019 Nov29

Year-End Agenda Plans Sweeping Policies Before the End of 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) announced their Fall 2019 regulatory agendas. These agendas disclose each agency's immigration policy priorities for the upcoming months. If finalized, these rules could have significant impact on many immigration programs and processes. The following are the ...

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USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Cap Registration for FY 2021 Dec10

USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Cap Registration for FY 2021

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made an that the H-1B cap electronic registration process would be implemented for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap season. Employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions will be required to first electronically register and pay a $10 H-1B registration fee before...

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December 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued Dec20

December 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its December 2019 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there have been steady advancements for nearly all chargeability areas. EB-1-Worldwide: China:                      Priority date of May 15, 2017 (Advancement of 104 days) India:             ...

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January 2020 Visa Bulletin Issued Dec20

January 2020 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its January 2020 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there was a small advancement for EB-3 China after several months of no advancement. EB-1-Worldwide: China:                      Priority date of May 22, 2017 (Advancement of 7 days) India:       ...

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Congress Passes FY 2020 Spending Bills Dec24

Congress Passes FY 2020 Spending Bills

After passing two temporary spending measures, Congress has passed two bills that will fund the federal government through fiscal year (FY) 2020, which ends on September 30, 2020. The bills include funding for immigration operations. E-Verify, the Conrad 30 waiver program, and the special immigrant non-minister religious worker pr...

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USCIS Announces Early Details on H-1B Cap Registration Jan10

USCIS Announces Early Details on H-1B Cap Registration

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has regarding the H-1B cap registration process for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The H-1B cap registration process will require employers seeking to file H-1B cap cases to first register online to enter the H-1B lottery. If an H-1B registration is selected by USCIS during the ...

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Up To Date Information About H-1B Cap For FY 2021 Jan16

Up To Date Information About H-1B Cap For FY 2021

Below, you will find the most up to date information about the H-1B Cap for FY 2021. Please check back for recurring updates. Last Updated: 01/16/2020 The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on January 9, 2020, that the Registration for H-1B CAP subject petitions will open on March 1...

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February 2020 Visa Bulletin Issued Jan24

February 2020 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its February 2020 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there was no advancement for EB-1 China and India and EB-2 China. EB-1-Worldwide: China:                      Priority date of May 22, 2017 (No Advancement) India:                       ...

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