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H1B Registration Rule – News Updates, Final Rule, Fee, Process, FAQ

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DHS and USCIS as part of  streamlining the process of H1B Visa lottery  published H1B Pre-registration rule for NPRM (Notice for Proposed Rulemaking) in December 2018. Subsequently, they published the final rule with changes based on comments. Below, we cover the details of H1B registration final rule for lottery, key points from final rule, how it will work, start dates …

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USCIS News: Premium Processing Resumes for H1B 2019 Cap Petitions

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As you all know, USCIS has suspended premium processing for H1B visa 2019 petitions until Feb 19, 2019. Earlier today, USCIS announced in a press note that they are opening up premium processing for certain petitions from next week. Below is the summary. H1B Premium Processing Resumes for FY 2019 Petitions – News Summary Below is short summary of the …

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H1B Grace Period 60 Days USCIS Rule – Job Loss, You Quit, H4 EAD, FAQs

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Some of the unfortunate H1B holders go through situations, where their company does a layoff as part of cost cutting, merger or acquisition…in the past, there was no concept of grace period and H1B holders were out of status upon job termination or layoff…but, in Jan 2017, USCIS made effective a set of rules that helps certain employment based non-immigrants …

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

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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

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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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H1B Visa 2020 – News, Lottery, Deadlines, Fee – FAQs

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It has become more and more challenging for H1B seeking applicants with many new memos and policies. If you were not selected in H1B Visa FY 2019 Quota, you may have filed in H1B FY 2020 Season. This article addresses some of the common FAQs and we continue to update latest news and changes of policies, other info regarding FY …