AAO: H-1B Amendment Required for Location Changes

Earlier this month, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a precedent decision that once again highlights the importance of diligent compliance and maintenance of relevant immigrant documents, especially for IT staffing companies who routinely move workers in H-1B status to different worksites. In Matter of Simeio...
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May 2015 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its May 2015 Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin sets forth per country priority dates that regulate the ability of an individual to file an adjustment of status application or consular process at a U.S. Embassy. The big news is that EB-2 India moved forward April 15, 2008. Foreign nationals can file an adjustment of status application if their...
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H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin April 27, 2015

On April 27, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions requesting premium processing, including petitions seeking an exemption for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree or higher. USCIS first announced in a news release that it would temporarily adjust its premium processing practice due to the historic premium...
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USCIS Reaches FY2016 H-1B Cap

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2016. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. USCIS will use a computer-generated process, also known as the lottery, to randomly select the petitions needed to meet the caps of...
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