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How to File a Bullet Proof H-1B Petition the FIRST Time

Mar 31, 2021

H-1B electronic registrants selected in the lottery are being notified by USCIS starting TODAY.  That means it’s time to get filing.  Complete petitions will start being accepted tomorrow and time is of the essence. We anticipate high levels of RFEs again this year.  Even with the change of administration, specialty occupation and employer-employee relationship issues […]

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H-1B Filing Season Opens NEXT WEEK!

Mar 24, 2021

Electronic registration for the H-1B lottery closes at noon TOMORROW March 25th Eastern Time.  Those selected will be notified starting March 31st after which they will have 90 days to file completed H-1B petitions. Don’t use up those 90 days.  Over the past few years, we have seen up to three rounds of RFEs before […]

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Does Your H-1B Petition Need a Credential Evaluation?

Mar 17, 2021

H-1B cap registration season is in full swing with USCIS accepting electronic registrations until noon Eastern Time on March 25th.  Those selected in the lottery will be notified starting March 31st and USCIS will begin accepting completed petitions the following day.  That means it’s time to identify where your case needs strengthening. We anticipate high […]

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3 Steps to Prepare to File an Airtight H-1B Petition

Mar 10, 2021

H-1b cap-subject filing season is here and runs until noon Eastern Time on March 25th!  Those selected in the lottery will be notified starting March 31st and USCIS begins accepting full petitions the following day. We expect USCIS will be as picky as ever when it comes to adjudicating H-1B petitions.  At CCI we […]

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H-1B Electronic Registration Opens in ONE WEEK!

Mar 2, 2021

Next Tuesday March 9th USCIS begins accepting electronic H-1B registrations at noon Eastern Time.  Registrations will be accepted through noon Eastern Time on March 25th. What YOU need to know about registering: ONE REGISTRATION PER BENEFICIARY!  If more than one registration is filed for a beneficiary all registrations for that beneficiary will be disqualified. There […]

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Important H-1B Lottery Online Registration Information

Feb 17, 2021

Last year, USCIS implemented an online registration process for H-1B cap-subject petitioners to streamline the process.  Applicants register online BEFORE the lottery and if selected, then they have 90 days to file a completed H-1B petition.  This process will be repeated this year for FY2022 applicants and is likely to become the new normal.  Here […]

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USCIS Starts Accepting H-1B Online Registration MARCH 9TH!

Feb 9, 2021

Get your ten bucks out H-1B petitioners, because USCIS opens its online cap-subject H-1B registration portal on March 9th at noon Eastern Time.  Petitioners will be able to file electronically to be eligible for the H-1B lottery until March 25th at noon Eastern Time.  Petitioners selected will be notified beginning March 31st and the following […]

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How to Prevent Education RFEs this H-1B Filing Season

Feb 2, 2021

USCIS begins accepting electronic applications for H-1B cap-subject petitions NEXT MONTH.  Even though applicants do not file a completed petition until having been selected in the lottery, it is time to identify potential case weaknesses and how to fortify them before you file.  A common and persistent issue H-1B applicants run into every year occurs […]

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How to Prepare for H-1B Cap-Subject Filing Season

Jan 30, 2021

It’s nearly February, and that means the electronic application for H-1B cap-subject submissions is coming right up.  At the same time, the Biden Administration’s Chief of Staff Ronald A. Klain instituted a regulatory freeze through a memorandum.  That means Final Interim Rules restricting the employer-employee relationship and specialty occupation requirements and changing the selection process […]

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