Blog Posts in April, 2014

  • Update on FY2015 H-1B Cap

    On April 10, 2014, USCIS announced that it received about 172,500 H-1B petitions during the filing period which began April 1, 2014, including petitions filed for the U.S. Master’s degree exemption. On the same day, USCIS completed a computer-generated random selection process, commonly known as the H-1B lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 regular cap and 20,000 cap under the ...
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  • USCIS H-1B Premium Processing to Begin April 28

    On April 28, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap, including H-1B petitions seeking an exemption from the fiscal year cap for individuals who have earned a U.S. master’s degree or higher. USCIS first announced that it would begin premium processing for H-1B cap cases no later than April 28 in a ...
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  • USCIS Statistics on L-1B Petitions for FY2012 and FY2013

    In January 2014, USCIS released statistics on the receipts, approvals, denials, and requests for evidence (RFEs) of L-1B Intracompany Transferee Specialized Knowledge petitions for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. The L-1B nonimmigrant classification enables a U.S. employer to transfer its professional employee with specialized knowledge pertaining to the organization’s interests from one of its ...
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