Regular H-1B Cap Count Passes 50,000!

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) updated its H-1B cap count on November 26, 2010.   Here are the most recent cap numbers: Regular H-1B Cap:  50,400 U.S. Masters H-1B Cap: 18,400 The regular H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000. This is the first time the regular H-1B cap count has surpassed 50,000.  Also, the U.S. Master’s...
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USCIS Introduces Fee Waiver Form

For the first time, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is introducing a standardized form for requesting waivers of the fees charged for immigration-benefit processing. Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, will become available for use on Nov. 23, 2010 – the same day USCIS’s latest fee schedule takes effect. The new form identifies clear requirements for documenting a fee...
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H-1B Cap Count – November 12, 2010

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) updated its H-1B cap count on October 29, 2010.   Here are the most recent cap numbers: Regular H-1B Cap:  47,800 U.S. Masters H-1B Cap: 17,400 The regular H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000. We will provide updates at www.bashyamshah.com as they become ...
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USCIS Naturalizes Highest Number of Service Members Since 1955

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that in fiscal year 2010 it granted citizenship to 11,146 members of the U.S. armed forces at ceremonies in the United States and 22 countries abroad. This figure represents the highest number of service members naturalized in any year since 1955. This number is a 6 percent increase from the 10,505 naturalizations in fiscal year...
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H-1B Cap Update – October 29, 2010

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) updated its H-1B cap count on October 29, 2010.   Here are the most recent cap numbers: Regular H-1B Cap:  45,600 U.S. Masters H-1B Cap: 16,700 The H-1B numbers continue to move very slowly but has recently picked up some pace.  The regular H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000. We will provide...
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