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H1B Historical Data – Lottery vs 85K Quota, Masters vs Regular Split

In Immigration| Visas by Kumar6 Comments

As you know, DHS proposed a pre-registration rule for H1B lottery recently. As part of the propose rule documentation, USCIS revealed many of their internal H1B statistics data regarding petitions filed, overall lottery numbers, premium petitions, US masters vs Regular quota filings, etc. This H1B data used to be only provided on request and not widely published to everyone. Now, …

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US Visa – Annotations : Clearance Received or Department Authorization Meaning ?

In Immigration| Visas by Kumar1 Comment

Sometimes, you may get US visa stamp in your passport with an annotation, sometimes there maybe no annotations in them. It can be confusing for few for us. Also, when you are applying for visa and filling out DS-160 form, you also may also encounter questions like below Was your prior H1B Visa (temporary occupation, temporary worker or trainee) annotated …

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F1 to H1B COS (Change of Status) Denied Letter(Real) by USCIS

In Immigration| Visas by Kumar15 Comments

F1 visa status to H1B Visa Change of Status(COS) is one of the most common application types filed with USCIS. Unfortunately, some of the COS are denied due to various reasons, couple of these are not maintaining proper status by exceeding the unemployment days allowed and not having training plan compliance as per regulations. Unfortunately, one of our reader got …

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H1B, F1, H4 EAD, Other Visas Updates in Fall 2018 Regulatory Agenda

In Immigration| Visas by Kumar11 Comments

Similar to previous year Fall 2017 Regulatory Agenda , US Federal Government published their Fall 2018 Regulatory agenda that outlines their priorities on various regulations that are planned for the next upcoming months.  Our focus from the fall regulatory agenda is on topics tied to international students and professionals. So, we will cover priorities of DHS and USCIS around those …