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USCIS Announces It Received 199,000 H-1B Visa Petitions For 2018 Lottery

By |April 18th, 2017|

USCIS announced on Monday that it received 199,000 H-1B petitions in connection with this year’s visa lottery and that it has now completed the […]

Renew Those Visascreens

By |April 15th, 2017|

It’s always important to renew your VisaScreen before it expires; however, this is especially important with the Priority Date cut-offs starting to move as […]

The May Visa Bulletin Is Out!

By |April 12th, 2017|

The May 2017 Visa Bulletin has been released and contains the following cut-off dates (Final Action Chart):

EB-2 Category

Rest of World (ROW): Current: No change.

China: 08Feb13 […]

USCIS Announces It WILL NOT Accept Employment-Based Filings Under the “Dates for Filing” Chart in April

By |April 10th, 2017|

USCIS has announced it WILL NOT accept employment-based Application to Adjust Status filings under the “Dates for Filing” chart included in the April 2017 Visa […]

It’s the First of the Month – Time to Check Your Passport

By |April 1st, 2017|

It’s the first of the month and that means it’s time to check your passport to make sure it’s still valid. Don’t forget that […]

H-1B Series: When Should We Expect to Receive Rejected H-1B Cap Cases Back?

By |March 27th, 2017|

Last year, Hammond Law Group, LLC did not start receiving rejected cases back from USCIS until the third week in June. The only way to […]

H-1B Series: I’m Currently Enrolled in a US Master’s Degree Program But Will Not Finish Until May 2017. Should I Apply for the Master’s Cap in 2017 Since I Will be Finished Before October 1?

By |March 24th, 2017|

I’m currently enrolled in a US master’s degree program but will not finish until May 2017. Should I apply for the Master’s cap in 2017 […]

Advanced Specialty Nurse TN Issue at the Detroit Border Appears to Have Been Resolved

By |March 22nd, 2017|

According to reports we have received from members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has acknowledged the […]

H-1B Series: When Should We Expect to Receive Receipt Notices for Cases Accepted in the H-1B Cap Lottery?

By |March 22nd, 2017|

We normally start receiving Receipt Notices for cases accepted for processing in the H-1B Cap during the third week of April. Rejected cases don’t normally […]

H-1B Series: Is It Possible to Use a Start Date Later Than October 1 for an H-1B Filed in the H-1B Cap Lottery?

By |March 22nd, 2017|

Is it possible to use a start date later than October 1 for an H-1B filed in the H-1B cap lottery?

This is an interesting […]