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

In Immigration| Visas by KumarUpdated : 6 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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H1B Visa Pre-registration Requirements Proposed Rule, Lottery, Analysis

In H1B Visa News by KumarUpdated : 13 Comments

As announced in Fall 2018 Regulatory Agenda, DHS and USCIS published the proposed new H1B petition pre-registration rule in Federal Register for public review and comments. It had an expected date of Oct 2018 for Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), but got delayed to December. Actual proposed rule document is 139 pages. We will cover the below aspects of …

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News : H4 Employee Protection Act (EAD)– New Bill by Eshoo, Lofgren

In H1B Visa News by KumarUpdated : 5 Comments

As we have H4 EAD Rule Removal Process in progress by Trump Administration, on Nov 16th, House Representatives  Anna G. Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren have introduced a new bill in House to “Allow certain H4 Dependent Spouses to Apply for Employment Authorization (EAD)”. Below is a quick summary and status. What is the bill “ H4 Employment Protection Act” ? …

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

In Immigration| Visas by KumarUpdated : 3 Comments

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 KumarUpdated : 21 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 Denial Letter(Real) by USCIS – Speciality Occupation, Employer Employee Relationship

In Immigration| Visas by KumarUpdated : 11 Comments

Some of the H1B petitions are denied by USCIS, it could be for a variety of reasons. Two of the most common H1B denial reason is Employer Employee Relationship Clause and H1B Speciality Occupation Services. Many of you may be curious to know, how that may look like and the wording that USCIS uses for the same.  One of our readers, …