Department of Labor Imposes New Requirements for LCA Notices Mar27

Department of Labor Imposes New Requirements for LCA Notices

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) provided that imposes significant new requirements on the notice posting practices for Labor Condition Applications (LCAs). Up to this new guidance, H-1B employers have been legally required to post a notice informing affected U.S. workers of the employer's...

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USCIS Announces FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season Mar22

USCIS Announces FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B cap season and several updates and changes. As in previous years, USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2020 H-1B cap on April 1, 2019. Any H-1B cap petitions filed before this da...

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USCIS Considers Closing Offices Abroad Mar22

USCIS Considers Closing Offices Abroad

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is considering closing its international offices in the coming months. If this happens, it is likely that USCIS would shift its international office workload to domestic offices in the U.S. and U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. The clo...

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April 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued Mar22

April 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its April 2019 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there were steady advancements for all priority dates except for EB-1 for China and India which saw no advancement. EB-1-Worldwide: China:                      Priority date of February ...

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USCIS Updates Filing Addresses for I-129 Petitions Mar15

USCIS Updates Filing Addresses for I-129 Petitions

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. Of special relevance to this fiscal year's H-1B cap season, the filing addresses for H-1B regular cap subject petitions and H-1B Master's cap petitions have been updated. As an exampl...

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