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USCIS News : H1B 2019 Lottery Completed – 190,098 Petitions Filed

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The most awaited number by many, with tons of calculations using LCA numbers and other correlations on comments, etc. have come to an end. USCIS released a press note indicating that they have received 190,098 H1B petitions for FY 2019 quota. Below is the press release summary.  Summary of USCIS H1B Lottery 2019 Competed 190K petitions filed : USCIS completed …

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H1B Visa Changes by Trump, USCIS in Last 1 year that Impact FY 2019 Season

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Since Trump administration has taken office, there have been many changes introduced to tighten the loopholes of the H1B program and increase oversight. These changes introduced by Trump Administration and USCIS will have a significant impact for the H1B FY 2019 season’s approvals, we could see that impact in FY 2018 petitions approvals trends with more RFEs. Below is quick …

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H1B 2019 Season Starts Today – What to Expect ? Lottery Date, Results – FAQs

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Today is one of the most awaited days, when USCIS accepts H1B 2019 Petitions, for many internationals students and professionals aspiring to work in US…In the past, when there was less demand for H1Bs, there was less significance to first 5 working days in April…but, since 2013, for H1B applicants, the first 5 days are literally kind of buying lottery …

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USCIS News : H1B 2019 Petitions accepted from April 2nd, Premium Processing Suspended

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USCISS released a press note earlier today indicating that they would accept H1B Petitions for FY 2019 quota starting from April 2nd, 2018. The press release is slightly delayed by a week, last year we had it on March 15th. Anyways, below is a quick summary of the news update and its impact on current H1B transfers, extensions. USCIS news …

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USCIS News – New Policy Memo for Third Party worksite H1B Petitions – Why, What, Impact ?

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USCIS released a new policy memo on Feb 22, 2018 clarifying requirements for the third-party worksite H1B petitions. We will look at the background before the new memo, reason for these new requirements, what is it and who all it will impact. Background – Employer Employee Relationship Memo: In the past, there was a lot of abuse of the H1B …

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H1B Visa Approval Trends, Top Industries, Top Countries FY 2007 to 2017

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As many of you are going through the H1B process and experiencing long delays, you maybe wondering, is it like this every year or something new…USCIS has recently released H1B receipt filings, approval rates and other key stats as part of the transparency under the Trump’s  Buy American Hire American Executive Order .  I have tried to put the graphs together from …