H-1B Cap Update – June 11, 2010

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service updated its H-1B cap count on June 11, 2010.  Here are the numbers: Regular H-1B Cap:  22,000 U.S. Masters H-1B Cap: 9,400 We will update our web site at www.bashyamshah.com when more information becomes available.
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New Form I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that a new version of  the Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (Form I-90) is available on the USCIS website.  The new version of the form is dated 8/10/09 and contains more user-friendly features.  Even though it is considered a ‘new’ form, it essentially replaces I-90 forms with dates earlier than...
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USCIS Proposes Filing Fee Increase

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is seeking public comment on a proposed federal rule that would adjust fees for immigration benefit applications and petitions.  The proposal, posted to the Federal Register today for public viewing, would increase overall fees by a weighted average of about 10 percent but would not increase the fee for the naturalization application. The...
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H-1B Cap Update – May 28, 2010

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service updated its H-1B cap count on May 28, 2010.  Here are the numbers: Regular H-1B Cap:  20,800 U.S. Masters H-1B Cap: 8,700 The H-1B numbers are moving very slowly this year.  Employers can continue to file new H-1B cases for their foreign professional employees. We will update our web site at www.bashyamshah.com when more information...
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USCIS Issues Revised Employment Authorization Document

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has revised the Employment Authorization Document (EAD), or Form I-766, to incorporate the addition of a machine-readable zone on the back of the card. Starting May 11, USCIS began issuing the revised EAD cards. USCIS also removed the two-dimensional bar code on the backside of the card and moved the informational box of text...
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