US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on May 3 that all data entry for FY 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been completed. Only 65,000 applicants for a general H-1B nonimmigrant visa would be accepted for this fiscal year through the computer-generated random selection process, or lottery. For those not … Continue reading H-1B Quota over–now what?
The H-1B is a type of non-immigrant visa foreign workers can receive through the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act. The H-1B visa allows U.S. employers to provide temporary workers with jobs in specialty occupations. Under this visa program, if the worker is fired or quits they must either find a … Continue reading H-1B Quota for 2018
For the 2016 fiscal year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the H-1B general-cap would be 65,000. This means that only 65,000 applicants for a general H-1B nonimmigrant visa would be accepted for this fiscal year through the computer-generated random selection process, or lottery. For those not selected … Continue reading H-1B Visa General Cap 65,000 For 2016
The H-1B CAP will Open on April 1st It’s that time again for employers to begin preparing for the H-1B CAP. The H-1BCAP refers to the quota system that the USCIS uses to review 85,000 H-1B applications each year. The CAP only applies to those who are petitioning for an … Continue reading It’s Not too Early to Begin Preparing for the H-1B CAP
This year 233,000 applicants competed for the 65,000 H-1B visas available. This means over 150,000 applicants were not considered and denied the opportunity to apply. The unlucky applicants can wait and try again next year, but in the meantime there are other options available.This video gives a breakdown of the … Continue reading H-1B Visa Alternatives
With the school year coming to a close, it’s time for foreign students to start thinking on ways to continue to remain in the United States, following the conclusion of their academic programs. Some college students on F-1 visas who are authorized to work pursuant to the Optional Practical Training … Continue reading Foreign Students and the H-1B Cap Gap
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 … Continue reading Need for H-1B Visas- The Time to Apply Is Now!
How President Obama’s “Immigration Accountability Executive Action” Affects Employment-Based Immigration
President Obama’s “Immigration Accountability Executive Action” proposes several changes to the immigration system many of which could affect employment-based visas. The proposed changes could be good news for employees and employers by decreasing wait times for certain classifications, allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders to work and in some cases … Continue reading How President Obama’s “Immigration Accountability Executive Action” Affects Employment-Based Immigration
Just as we and many other sites have predicted, the H1-B visa hit its cap on Friday, April 5th, just a mere four days since the opening date on April 1st. Even before this year’s H1-B visa application season opened, there was talk of a possible lottery. USCIS, the government … Continue reading H1-B Visa Cap Reached, Possible Lottery
Comprehensive Immigration Reform could include a doubling of H-1B visas. The H-1B visa numbers for the year 2013 remain the same. Our previous blogs have discussed this and the Washington Post reported the same earlier last week, This post will discuss the H-1B visas and their significance to the US … Continue reading The H-1B Visa Explained