Blog Posts in March, 2015

  • Employment Authorization for H-4 Visa Holders Heading Towards Approval

    Employment Authorization for H-4 Visa Holders Heading Towards Approval Employment Authorization for H-4 Visa Holders Heading Towards Approval In early February 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) completed the last step of preparing the final rules for providing employment authorization to certain H-4 visa holders. USCIS submitted the final rules to the Office of Management ...
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  • March 2015 Visa Bulletin Update

    March 2015 Visa Bulletin Update The U.S. Department of State issued the March 2015 Visa Bulletin, which is available here: . The Visa Bulletin publishes the current priority dates for available immigrant visas for family-based and employment-based sponsorships. The most significant changes ...
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  • Get Ready for H-1B Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Cap Season

    FY 2016 H-1B Cap Filing Season Opens April 1, 2015 USCIS will start accepting H-1B petitions for the FY2016 quota on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The H-1B FY2016 quota is 85,000 H-1B visas (being 65,000 H-1B visas for the general category and 20,000 H-1B visas for the advanced degree exemption (i.e. individuals with a U.S. Master’s degree from accredited U.S. institution of higher education)). The ...
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  • H and L Non-Immigrant Visa Interviews Start Up Again

    The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai, India has resumed interviews in Mumbai for H and L visas. The Consulate opened the appointment schedule on August 26, 2011. The first interview appointments were available from September 06, 2011. All interviews will be held at the Lincoln House Consulate Building, 78, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai, India. Please visit VFS, US Consulate scheduling partner at ...
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  • H-1B Cap Count for FY 2011 as of July 23, 2010

    USCIS stated that as of July 23, 2010, approximately 26,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions have been filed. The H-1B Regular Cap Amount is 65,000 H-1B visas. Additionally, 11,300 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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