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USCIS Predicts Random Lottery for H-1B Cap Cases and Premium Processing Begins May 16

By |March 24th, 2017|

In a March 16 announcement, USCIS indicated it expects to receive more H-1B visa cap cases than then 65,000 visas allotted for FY2017. USCIS indicated it will […]

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 2015 […]

H-1B Series – Can You Increase Your Odds of Getting Accepted in the Lottery if You File Using Premium Processing?

By |March 23rd, 2017|

During H-1B cap season we hear lots of rumors about the idea that filing an H-1B cap case by using premium processing will increase […]

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 […]

H-1B Series: Does Any Time I Spent in the US on an H-4 Visa Count Toward My Six Year Limit on an H-1B?

By |March 21st, 2017|

Does any time I spent in the US on an H-4 visa count toward my six year limit on an H-1B?

No. H-1B visa petition […]

Advanced Specialty Nurses Are Having Trouble Getting TN Visas at the Canadian Border

By |March 21st, 2017|

We have started receiving reports that some US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the US Canadian border have begun refusing to issue […]

Federal Court Rules H-1B Lottery is Valid Way to Award H-1B Visas

By |March 21st, 2017|

A US federal court has ruled that USCIS is not required to process H-1B visas petitions on a first-come, first-serve basis or create a […]

H-1B Series: When Can a Person Currently on an H-4 Visa Start Working Once Their H-1B Cap Petition is Approved?

By |March 20th, 2017|

When can a person currently in the US on an H-4 visa start working once their H-1B cap petition has been approved? Approval of the […]