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FY2021 H-1B Lottery Complete: What YOU Need To Do Next

Mar 28, 2020

USCIS accepted electronic submissions for cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY2021 March 1st through 20th 2020.  More than enough applications were filed electronically to meet the annual cap, sending the process to a randomized electronic lottery.  The lottery is now complete, and those selected will be notified by March 31st, 2020, USCIS says. You can check […]

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USCIS Allows RFE and NOID Respondents 60-Day Extension Due to COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020

Today, Friday March 27, USCIS announced that any applicants responding to RFEs or NOIDs between March 1st and May 1st of 2020 will have until 60 calendar days FOLLOWING their given response deadlines to submit.  “USCIS is adopting several measures to protect our workforce and community, and to minimize the immigration consequences for those seeking […]

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CCI TheDegreePeople.com Waives Expert Letter and Evaluation Rush Delivery Fees for the Month of March

Mar 24, 2020

Even though USCIS is suspending premium processing due to COVID-19, we are not!  At CCI TheDegreePeople.com, we are operating with a FULL STAFF remotely and continue to honor our rush delivery schedules. We anticipate USCIS will take longer than usual to turn visa approvals around.  This means it is more important than ever to get […]

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USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for FY2021 I-129 and I-140 Petitions

Mar 23, 2020

As of March 20, 2020, USCIS ceased accepting premium processing requests for I-129 and I-140 due to COVID-19 related issues.  This impacts H-1B cap-subject petitions, as well as H-1B cap-exempt petitions for FY2021.  No new requests will be carried out. What does this mean for those who filed H-1B cap-subject petitions starting at the beginning […]

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H-1B Cap-Subject Visa Electronic Registration NOW OPEN!

Mar 4, 2020

This year, USCIS began opened electronic registration for H-1B visa cap-subject petitions on March 1st and will continue to accept electronic applications through 12:00pm Eastern Time on March 20th. Employers filing on behalf of H-1B employees must create a myUSCIS online account to register and pay a fee of $10 per employee.  While each individual […]

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H-1B Electronic Registration Opens THIS WEEK!

Feb 27, 2020

This year, USCIS is implementing a new application process for cap-subject H-1B visa petitions for FY 2021.  This will be a two-step application process, and the first step begins NEXT WEEK on March 1, 2020 and runs through March 20. H-1B petitioners must register with USCIS electronically and pay a $10 fee for every beneficiary […]

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Avoid the Double RFE in One Extra Preventative Step

Feb 19, 2020

H-1B visa registration for the 2021 fiscal year begins in just over a week.  Sponsors must submit their employee’s electronic registration between March 1st and March 20th to be eligible for the H-1B lottery. While it may be tempting to wait until you hear back from USCIS to get started on the complete petition, being […]

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How to Beat the Triple Threat H-1B RFE

Feb 8, 2020

What happens when you, or when your employee or client receives an H-1B RFE that calls into question the wage level, the specialty occupation, and the H-1B employee’s education?  This Triple Threat RFE is virtually impossible to answer within the time constraints by its own guidelines set forth in the RFE. Coming up on this […]

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What Does MARCH Mean for H-1B Applicants and Their Sponsors?

Jan 24, 2020

The H-1B cap-subject application timeline has shifted for the FY2021 petition season starting this Spring.  On March 1st, electronic application opens and H-1B sponsors must register all potential H-1B workers electronically.  Registration will be open until March 20th and if the number of applicants exceeds the number of annual H-1B visas available – which we […]

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