USCIS H1B News : Delay in H1B Visa 2013 Receipt Notices Dispatch

In H1B Visa News by Kumar349 Comments

Typically, USCIS dispatches all of the H1B receipt notices to employers around 10 to 15 days (within 30 days), but unfortunately, there has been a delay this year. Some of you, who have filed for H1B Visa for fiscal year 2013 quota may be waiting for the H1B visa application receipt notices. When you apply for H1B visa, you would …

First time in USA as F1 Student – Airport Pickup – How to arrange transportation ?

In F1 Stamping- After Visa by Kumar3 Comments

I still remember my first airport pick up experience as international student, it was crazy…I was very happy that I scheduled an airport pickup with International students office and Indian Students association… I would have been totally lost without it…Let me share the importance of arranging for an airport pickup and how to get that done from school or current …

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94 STEM Degree Programs added to 17 month OPT Extension by DHS

In CPT| OPT| On-Campus by Kumar44 Comments

To attract and retain International students talent in America, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on May 11th, 2012  announced expanded list of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math )  designated degrees that qualify for 17 month OPT (Optional Practical Training) Extension.  In fact, changes to OPT rules in 2008 added 17 month OPT extension for STEM Degrees Summary of …

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May 14th H1B 2013 Cap count Update – 5,300 filed. Spike in petitions, Prediction ?

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Yet another Monday, USCIS has been very prompt with its weekly H1B cap count updates…Earlier today, they released the cap count updates for fiscal year 2013 . The numbers include all the H1B petitions that USCIS received until Friday, May 11th, 2012. Here is the summary of the update: 4,200 new H1B petitions were filed under Regular quota 1,100 new …