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TODAY MONDAY APRIL 2nd filing season for H-1B visa petitions officially opens. USCIS will continue to accept petitions until the cap of 65,000 visas plus an additional 20,000 for candidates with masters degrees or higher is filled, or for at least five business days. For the past few years, the cap has been met before…

The H-1B visa is the most competitive US work visa and the H-1B cap for FY 2019 opens in just a few weeks. This year, USCIS opens its doors to H-1B petitions on Monday, April 2nd and is projected to exceed the cap of 65,000 visas plus an additional 20,000 for candidates with masters degrees…

The H-1B visa is a visa of dual intent that allows foreign nationals to work specialty occupations in the US for three years with the option to extend to six years, and the option to leave when the job is done, or pursue a Green Card. During this time, they can bring spouses and dependents…

Last year, CIS came down hard on computer programmers earning level 1 wages. The reasoning was that because some employers hire entry level programmers with only a US associate’s degree as a minimum requirement, the job didn’t meet H1B specialization requirements. The H1B visa is for jobs that require a minimum of a US bachelors…

Last year, we saw an unprecedented expansion in RFEs for Specialty Occupation, hitting H1B candidates in computer programmer positions at level 1 wages the hardest. This year, we expect these RFEs to continue to be even tougher and more widespread. That means, if you, or your client or employee has a “borderline” job – meaning…

It’s officially down to the last minute! You’ve got a little over a week to get the H1B visa petition filed in time for April 1st, and since this year is predicted to follow the trend of those before, you won’t have long before CIS closes its doors. Don’t let the last minute cause you…

USCIS will begin accepting H1B petitions on April 1st, 2017 for visas for fiscal year 2018. The annual cap is 65,000 for candidates with bachelor’s degrees, and another 20,000 for candidates with master’s degrees of higher. This cap has not changed. Last year, CIS received a record 236,000 petitions in the first five days of…

A Request for Information (RFE) is a tool CIS uses to make a clear decision on whether or not to approve your client’s visa. If they don’t feel enough evidence was provided in the initial petition to make a decision, they will issue an RFE indicating what further evidence they need. When they request this…

On February 1st of every year the USCIS begins accepting H1B visa petitions. Although they must stay open and continue accepting H1B petitions for at least five days, after the cap of 65,000 visas is exceeded the rest of the petitions are selected by lottery. That means if you don’t get your petition in as…

Of all of the H1B visa jobs each year, 70% of them are in the engineering, science, and technology field. The US is having a very hard time filling these highly skilled job positions, which has been one of the biggest driving forces behind the H1B visa program. This type of visa is for highly…

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