Qualifying H4 Dependents Can Apply for a Work Permit (EAD) Starting May 26, 2015

Earlier today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued the following release : U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Len Rodrguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful […]

News Update: H-1B Visa and Visa Bulletin Updates

H-1B Visa and Visa Bulletin Updates U.S. consular posts accepting H-1B visa applications with October 1, 2014 start date The Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Manual instructs posts to begin processing H-1B visa applications up to 90 days in advance of the petition’s start date. Accordingly, as of July 3, 2014, U.S. consular posts are […]

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: 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 […]