Firm Accepting H1B Cap Cases

The first filing date for cap-subject H-1B petitions is a little over a month and a half away.  For Fiscal Year 2009, the first filing date is Tuesday, April 1, 2008.  Cap subject petitions received by USCIS before that date will be rejected. Petitions are filed at Vermont and California Service Centers, depending on jurisdiction.    Our office is currently...
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USCIS Revises Policy on FBI Name Checks and AOS Adjudications

The USCIS recently issued an interoffice memorandum that revised its prior policy on waiting until the FBI name check was completed to adjudicate an I-485 Adjustment of Status application.  Under its revised policy, the USCIS now has the authority to adjudicate an otherwise approvable I-485 adjustment application if the FBI name check has been pending for over 180 days but has not...
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Q and A On FY 2009 H-1B Filings

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses the information in Part C of the H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption Supplement (Form I-129, page 11) to determine whether a petition is subject to the 65,000 and 20,000 (U.S. master’s degree or higher) H-1B numerical limitation caps. Please be sure to read these questions and answers carefully in advance of completing...
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USCIS Announces Centralized Procedure for Filing H1B Applications for Cap-Exempt Employers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new customer service initiative to streamline the adjudication of H-1B petitions. USCIS will employ a special unit dedicated to processing these types of H-1B cap exempt petitions at the USCIS California Service Center (CSC). Foreign nationals employed by certain types of educational, nonprofit or governmental organizations,...
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