August

Blog Posts in August, 2010

  • NVC Immigrant Visa Electronic Processing

    The Immigrant Visa Electronic Processing Program is a pilot project which uses electronic communication and documentation methods to simplify and accelerate the immigrant visa application process. This program uses e-mail for communication and submission of all forms and documents to the NVC using the Portable Document Format (PDF). Under the Electronic Processing Program all forms will be ...
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  • H-1B Cap Count for FY 2011 as of August 27, 2010

    USCIS stated that as of August 27, 2010, approximately 34,900 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed. The H-1B Regular Cap Amount is 65,000 H-1B visas. Additionally, 13,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees had been received by USCIS. The H-1B Master's Exemption Cap Amount is 20,000 H-1B visas. USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions ...
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  • H-1B Cap Count for FY 2011 as of August 20, 2010

    USCIS stated that as of August 20, 2010, approximately 33,900 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed. Additionally, 12,600 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees had been received by USCIS. USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the statutory limits, taking into ...
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  • USCIS Implements H-1B and L-1 Fee Increase According to Public Law 111-230

    WASHINGTON—On Aug. 13, 2010, President Obama signed into law Public Law 111-230, which contains provisions to increase certain H-1B and L-1 petition fees. Effective immediately, Public Law 111-230 requires the submission of an additional fee of $2,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $2,250 for certain L-1A and L-1B petitions postmarked on or after Aug. 14, 2010, and will remain in effect through ...
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  • US Senate Passes Bill Increasing H-1B/L-1 Fees to Fund Border Security on the US Mexican Border

    The US Senate on Thursday, August 05, 2010 passed a bill to add $600 million to improve border security on the US-Mexican border. To help pay for the $600 million to improve border security, the Senate approved increasing the filing and fraud prevention and detection fee of H-1B visas by $2,000 and L visas by $2,250 for Employers who have more than 50 employees in the US, if more than 50% of their ...
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  • H-1B Cap Count for FY 2011 as of July 30, 2010

    USCIS stated that as of July 30, 2010, the date of last count, approximately 27,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions have been filed. The H-1B Regular Cap Amount is 65,000 H-1B visas. Additionally, 11,600 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees have been received by USCIS. The H-1B Master's Exemption Cap Amount is 20,000 H-1B visas. USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and ...
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