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Answering Difficult H-1B RFEs in Three Simple Steps

May 10, 2021

Every year, H-1B applicants file completed petitions only to receive an RFE…with EVERYTHING in it.  Complex RFEs that take issue than more than one requirement area have become increasingly common over the past decade and are expected to continue to arrive.  It may seem like you have to rewrite the petition from scratch to meet […]

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How to Pick the Right Expert for Your H-1B Petition

May 6, 2021

Specialty occupation issues are likely to be a common RFE trigger again this H-1B filing season.  These issues arise when the beneficiary’s job does not ALWAYS require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or higher according to its entry in the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook.  Even if the position normally requires this […]

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Catch the Red Flags in Your H-1B Petition Before USCIS Does

Apr 25, 2021

Over the better part of the past decade the rate of H-1B RFEs – including complex RFEs like the Triple Threat and the Nightmare – have been high.  At CCI we work with difficult cases and RFEs every year and have identified red flags that USCIS adjudicators are looking for to issue RFEs.  The […]

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The H-1B Lottery is Over – Time to File!

Apr 18, 2021

USCIS completed the randomized H-1B cap-subject lottery, selecting enough registrations to meet the 65,000 regular cap and the 20,000 advanced degree cap.  Selection status can be accessed through the registrant’s myUSCIS account.  If selected, it will say “selected.” If the petition has been accepted but not selected in the lottery, it will say “submitted.”  Registrations […]

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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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