USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2022 H1-B Cap

After conducting three separate lotteries for the FY 2022 H1-B cap-subject petitions, USCIS has finally reached the congressionally mandated 85,000 limit for the fiscal year. This includes the 65,000 H1-B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H1-B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap.  In total, USCIS received 308,613 H1-B applications. What Does…

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Premium Processing Approved For EAD And Green Card Applications – Adjudications In 15 to 45 Days

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved Premium Processing for Forms I-140, I-129, I-539 extension and I-539 Change of status as well as for Form I-756. This means that as soon as the rule is published in the Federal Register, petitions will get adjudicated in a span of 15 to 45 days, depending upon…

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H1-B Registration For Cap 2023 Season Starts Tomorrow – THIS Is What You Should Do Now

H1-B registration for FY 2023 is on! UCSIC has opened its online registration system since February 22, 2022. For all companies that is looking to sponsor a foreign national for H-1B cap employment starting on October 1, 2022, you have until March 18, 2022 at 12 PM eastern time (ET) to create an active USCIS…

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USCIS No Longer Accepting Combined Filing Fees For H-1B & Related Forms

If you have been submitting your filing fees for Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, or Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition together with an H-1B or H-1B1 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, you will have to stop after March 31, 2022. Starting April 1,…

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Biden Administration Reinstates Trump’s Public Charge Rule

The Biden administration is planning to reinstate the Public Charge rule that was initiated by Ex-president Trump. But this time it’ll have a small variation in it.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) now intends to release the same rule for grounds of inadmissibility and consider the foreign national’s receipt of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), cash…

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