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Lawsuit against USCIS by AILA to Extend Deadlines with COVID-19

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 34 Comments

As most of you know, USCIS offices are closed with COVID-19 situation for in-person activities until May 3rd. Also, they have given 60 days flexibility to respond to RFE and NOID, including acceptance of scanned wet signatures. But, they have not really addressed pressing situations for foreigners in proper lawful status with expiring petitions, status or denials. These individuals are …

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Total H1B Registrations Received for FY 2021 is 275k, 46% Masters

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 30 Comments

USCIS earlier today announced a press release indicating the overall H1B registrations received by them as part of the New H1B registration process, where H1B sponsors filed H1B applications  for their employees or prospects as registrations in Online H1B registration tool built by USCIS. They have previously announced completion of H1B Registration Lottery Selection Process, now today they have shared …

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USCIS News : H1B 2021 Registrations Lottery Process Completed

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 146 Comments

As many of you know, USCIS has changed their H1B submission process for the fiscal year 2021 with New H1B Registration Process. As part of that they had the H1B registration open for 20 days from March 1st to March 20th, 2020. Employers used Online H1B Registration Tool to submit H1B registrations for their employees that they plan to sponsor …

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Can H1B holder work from Home? Same LCA, MSA, Amendment?

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 38 Comments

As the entire world is grappling with the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, it impacts many living and working on a visa in a foreign country. If you are living in US as a foreigner, you are impacted too, as USCIS has closed their physical offices and premium processing. As many companies closed their physical offices and recommend their employees to work …

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USCIS Confirms COVD-19 Tests, Treatment NOT a Public Charge

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : Leave a Comment

As most of you know, USCIS Public Charge Rule was effective from Feb 24, 2020.  The public charge rule impacts H1B, H4, L1 Visas  and many more visas, including F1 Visa Students, OPT, STEM OPT holders.  With the recent Coronavirus Outbreak globally, testing and treatment is critical for everyone.  Many of the internationals living in US on a visa or …

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Emergency Visa Process to India for OCI Card with Coronavirus Advisory

In NRI by KumarUpdated : 5 Comments

If you are an OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) Card holder, you can travel to India without need for visa.  But, with the recent Coronavirus situation, Indian Government has put in restrictions on OCI Card holders saying that the visa free entry for OCI Card holders is not available until April 15th, 2020 as per Travel Advisory for COVID-19 given …