Blog Posts in May, 2016

  • USCIS Accepting Inquiries into H-1B Extension

    Currently, USCIS is taking longer than 6 months to adjudicate H-1B Extension petitions and H-1B Transfer petitions. On April 21, 2016, USCICS announced that Petitioners may submit an inquiry to USCIS if their H-1B Extension or Transfer petitions have been pending for more than 210 days. In order to submit an inquiry, the Petitioner must 1) call the National Customer Service Center at ...
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  • USCIS Completed Initial Intake of all FY 2017 H-1B CAP Petitions

    On May 2 nd , 2016, USCIS stated that it had processed all H-1B cap petitions selected for FY 2017. USCIS will now start returning all H-1B petitions that were not selected in the lottery. USCIS requests that Petitioners only contact USCIS after they receive the Receipt Notices or the unselected petitions. USCIS is unable to project a definite date by when it will be returning all the unselected ...
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  • Alternatives to the H-1B Visa

    Obtaining a business visa for the United States can be tougher than it appears. The US Citizen and Immigration Services reached its quota of 236,000 H-1B petitions for the fiscal year of 2017 within the first week of opening the pool in April. On April 9, USCIS used a computer-generated lottery to randomly select petitions for the general category cap and the advanced degree cap. As USCIS will ...
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