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Change of H-1B Workplace Requires Amended Petition

H-1B holders working at multiple worksites must have a Labor Condition Application (LCA) on file for each worksite. Last week the USCIS Administrative Appeals released a decision that states any geographic change in the workplace listed on the LCA accompanying all H-1B visas requires filing an amended application. Also, any material change in the terms and conditions of the employment requires the filing of an amended H-1B with a new LCA.

Need for H-1B Visas- The Time to Apply Is Now!

As H-1B season approaches, it's time to begin your application process for a spot in the lottery. Currently, the USCIS allots 65,000 H-1B visas each year. Vying for a spot in the lottery are an estimated 195,000 applicants. With three times the amount of applicants than visas available, many applicants will be unable to get H-1B status due to sheer lack of numbers.

CIR's Startup Entrepreneur Visa

The discussion and debate around the proposed Immigration Reform bill continues. One of the positive talking points, especially in Silicon Valley, is around the possibility of a startup visa. Titled "Investing in New Venture, Entrepreneurial startups and Technologies," it provides path(s) for those seeking both temporary (nonimmigrant visa) and permanent (immigrant visa) residence in the United States.

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