More Information on the FY 2020 H-1B Cap Selection Apr18

More Information on the FY 2020 H-1B Cap Selection

As mentioned in a , the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) completed the fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B Cap selection process and reached the number for the U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master's cap. Below, you will find some more information about the H-1B cap selection as well as next steps ...

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USCIS Completes FY 2020 H-1B Cap Selection Process and Reaches Master’s Cap Apr12

USCIS Completes FY 2020 H-1B Cap Selection Process and Reaches Master’s Cap

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has completed the fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B Cap selection process and has reached the number for the U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master's cap. On April 10, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to select e...

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USCIS Reaches FY 2020 H-1B Regular Cap Apr05

USCIS Reaches FY 2020 H-1B Regular Cap

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B regular cap for fiscal year 2020. USCIS will then determine if it has received a sufficient number of petitions to meet the 20,000 H-1B U.S. master's cap....

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USCIS Announces Launch of H-1B Employer Data Hub Apr02

USCIS Announces Launch of H-1B Employer Data Hub

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of an that will provide information to the public about employers that are petitioning for H-1B employees. The public can use this site to search for H-1B petitioners by fiscal year (back to FY 2009), NAICS code, employer name, city, state, or ZIP...

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USCIS Will Begin Premium Processing for Certain FY 2020 H-1B Cap Cases on May 20 Apr02

USCIS Will Begin Premium Processing for Certain FY 2020 H-1B Cap Cases on May 20

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will begin premium processing for certain fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B cap cases requesting a change of status on May 20, 2019 if a petitioner concurrently files a premium processing request with the H-1B cap petition. Premium processing will be availab...

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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 intent to hire H-1B nonimmigr...

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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 date will be automatically rejec...

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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 closing of USCIS's international ...

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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 22, 2017 (No Advancement)...

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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 example, USCIS indicates that H-1B r...

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