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New Opportunity to Request Reopening H-1B Petitions Previously Denied

On Friday, March 12, 2021 the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security announced H-1B petitions previously denied pursuant to one of three policies can now be requested to be reopened and reconsidered.  - Read More

THE REQUIRED REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR H-1B PETITIONS WILL BE MARCH 9, 2021: H-1B WAGE-BASED SELECTION PROCESS WILL NOT BE IMPLEMEMTED FOR THE 2021 SELECTION

The USCIS has announced that the initial registration period for H-1B petitions will run from March 9 through March 25, and that the 2021: H-1B wage-based selection process will not be implemented for the 2021 selection. - Read More

In a previous blog post, we noted the big changes coming for employment visas and H-1B’s based upon presidential proclamations issued last year.   In that post we noted some of the rules may be withdrawn or delayed by the new administration.  Here is the post-inaugural update. On January 20, 2021, White House Chief of Staff - Read More

Big Changes Coming for employment visas and H-1Bs: Why Now is the time to go forward.

There are many new developments regarding visa issuance and changes to H-1B’s.  Some of these changes will not become effective as originally put forward, but they may be implemented in a slightly different form. This year is a good time to petition for any anticipated H-1B needs. - Read More

When Will H1-B Petitions Get Receipt Notices, Be Processed, and Notifications Made?

On April 13, 2020, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced delays in entering data and generating receipt notices for FY 2021 Cap-subject H-1B petitions until “at least” May 1, 2020.  Due to delayed data entry and notice generation, there will be a general delay in processing FY 2021 cap-subject petitions. USCIS advises it is, “mindful of petitions with sensitive expiration and start dates, such as cap-gap petitions, and will strive to process these petitions as efficiently as possible.” - Read More