News Update: H-1B Cap Update

H-1B Cap Update Between April 1, 2013 and April 5, 2013, USCIS received approximately 124,000 cap-subject H-1B petitions. On April 7, 2013, USCIS conducted a lottery to select a sufficient number of petitions for the caps of 65,000 for the general category and 20,000 under the advanced degree exemption limit. USCIS conducted the lottery for […]

News Update: FY 2014 H-1B Cap Reached

FY 2014 Annual H-1B Cap Reached USCIS announced this afternoon that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the H-1B cap for the 2014 fiscal year. The final day for petitions to be accepted was Friday, April 5, 2013 for both the regular cap and the U.S. Master’s cap. All H-1B petitions received after […]

News Update: Validity of Non-immigrant Visas

Validity of Non-immigrant Visas Recently, the U.S. State Department has changed the period of validity for various nonimmigrant visas when the alien is the citizen of a country that reciprocates and grants extended stays to U.S. citizens. However, it is imperative that the alien and their employer understand that the visa is actually only valid […]

Visa Bulletin Update: EB Immigrant Visa Availability

Update: current employment-based immigrant visa availability and prediction for FY-2013 (10/01/2012 – 09/30/2013) Recently we received many inquiries on the availability of employment-based immigrant visa numbers and in response, we felt it would be helpful to provide some additional information on how the visa numbers are allocated as well as an update on the projected […]

News Update: FY 2013 H-1B Cap Reached

FY 2013 H-1B Cap Reached: USCIS announced this afternoon that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the H-1B cap for the 2013 fiscal year. USCIS announced this afternoon that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the H-1B cap for the 2013 fiscal year. The final day for petitions to be accepted […]