USCIS initially conducted a first round of H-1B selections for Fiscal Year 2022 in March of 2021. Based on the numbers of H-1B petitions it received after the first round of selections, USCIS determined that it needed to conduct a second round of selections. On July 28th, USCIS conducted a second round of H-1B selections […]Read full post
Yesterday, the Department of State announced that it has extended the validity of National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) for travelers from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and India. Unless otherwise indicated, existing NIEs will be valid for 12 months form the date of approval and for multiple entries, as […]Read full post
On March 8, 2021, the Secretary of Homeland Security designated Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an 18-month period lasting until September 2022 which could be extended depending on country conditions. Venezuelan TPS applicants must apply during the registration period between March 8, 2021 and Sept. 5, 2021 (subject to certain exceptions). Only individuals […]Read full post
On April 30, President Biden signed a Presidential Proclamation suspending the entry of individuals who have been physically present in India during the 14-day-period preceding their entry. The suspension goes into effect on 12:01 AM EDT on Tuesday, May 4. U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents are not subject to the proclamation, and the Proclamation […]Read full post
Presidential Proclamation banning the entry of H1B and L1 visa holders has expired Presidential Proclamation 10052, which temporarily suspended the entry of certain H-1B, H-2B, J (for certain categories within the Exchange Visitor Program), and L nonimmigrants expired on March 31, 2021. According to the U.S. Department of State, visa applicants who have not yet […]Read full post
There are only 65,000 H-1B visas available each year with an additional 20,000 allotted to foreign nationals with U.S. earned master degrees. In recent years, there have been well more than 200,000 H-1B petitions filed, causing USCIS to conduct a lottery to determine which cases would be accepted for processing. Following the new process implemented […]Read full post
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