H-1B Visa

Export Licensing Requirements for Hiring Foreign National Workers.

Depending on the technology that will be released to the foreign national worker in the course of employment, the employer may be required to obtain an export license from the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) or the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. The EAR and ITAR prohibit the release or …

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Premium Processing Begins for Remaining H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions on June 10

From uscis.gov on 6/7/2019: On June 10, we will begin premium processing for all remaining FY 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions. Starting on that date, petitioners may file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, with the USCIS service center that is processing their petition. On March 19, we announced that we would offer premium processing in a two-phased approach …

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H-1B CAP Update

For the H-1B CAP for FY 2020, over 50% of the petitions we filed on behalf of our clients were selected in the lottery. We look forward to preparing our clients for the new registration process to be instituted for the FY 2021 H-1B Cap. USCIS has not yet informed of the timelines for this …

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Texas Service Center to Begin Accepting Form I-129 for Certain H-1B Petitions

USCIS may change the below without public notice. You must check the USCIS.gov website for the most accurate and up-to-date service center locations for filing H-1B petitions (https://www.uscis.gov/i-129-addresses). The below is only current as of the date of this posting – 9/4/2019.     California Service Center Filings File Form I-129 with the CSC if the petitioner’s …

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USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2020 H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

From USCIS.gov on 5/17/19. “USCIS has completed data entry for all fiscal year 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random selection process, including those selected under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. As in previous years, we will now begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that we did not select and will issue an …

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USCIS Announces FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season Start, Updates, and Changes

Premium processing will be offered in a two-phased approach during the FY 2020 cap season so USCIS can best manage the premium processing requests without fully suspending it as in previous years.  The first phase will include FY 2020 cap-subject H-1B petitions requesting a change of status and the second phase will include all other …

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LCA Posting Field Assistance Bulletin – 3/15/19

Recently, WHD has seen a rise in the use of electronic notifications as workplaces increasingly provide their employees with documents by electronic means. This Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) reiterates an H-1B petitioner’s obligations when using electronic means to make the requisite notice to all affected employees.  This includes those who are employed by a third-party …

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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

From USCIS.gov on 3/11/19. USCIS will resume premium processing on Tuesday, March 12, for all H-1B petitions. If you have received a request for evidence (RFE) for a pending petition, you should include the RFE response with the premium processing request. When an H-1B petitioner properly requests the agency’s premium processing service, USCIS guarantees a 15-day processing …

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