Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Not Yet in Effect

On March 30, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register outlining its plan to reduce the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives (spouses, children, parents) while those family members are in the process of obtaining an immigrant visa to become lawful permanent residents of the United States. Since...
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H-1B Cap Count – April 20, 2012

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) provided a ‘cap count’ for its Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B.  These are new H1B applications filed on or after April 1, 2012 for a start date of October 1, 2012. The H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000. As of April 20, 2012, the Service had received: Regular H-1B Cap:  25,000 U.S. Masters H-1B...
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H-1B Cap Count – April 13, 2012

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) provided a ‘cap count’ for its Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B.  These are new H1B applications filed on or after April 1, 2012 for a start date of October 1, 2012. The H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000. As of April 13, 2012, the Service had received: Regular H-1B Cap:  20,600 U.S. Masters H-1B...
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USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count – April 9, 2012

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) provided a ‘cap count’ for its Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B.  These are new H1B applications filed on or after April 1, 2012 for a start date of October 1, 2012. The H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000. As of April 9, 2012, the Service had received: Regular H-1B Cap:  17,400 U.S. Masters H-1B Cap: 8,200 To...
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Visa Processing Fees to Change on April 13, 2012

Effective April 13, 2012, the Department of State will adjust visa processing fees. The fees for most nonimmigrant visa applications and Border Crossing Cards will increase, while all immigrant visa processing fees will decrease. Although most categories of nonimmigrant visa processing fees will increase, the fee for E visas (treaty-traders and treaty-investors) and K visas (for fiancé(e)s of...
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