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USCIS News : H1B Premium Processing Suspended Until Feb 19, 2019. Impact Analysis ?

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USCIS announced that premium processing will be suspended for most of the H1B Visa petitions starting September 11th, 2018 until Feb 19th , 2019. Below is a summary of the update and how it will impact various H1B holders and prospective H1B seekers like F1 students, OPT, etc. Summary of USCIS H1B Premium Processing Suspension until Feb 19th , 2019 …

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News : USCIS New Policy – Deny Petitions without giving RFE, NOID. H1B Impact ?

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USCIS announced a policy memo on July 13th giving more power to the USCIS’ adjudicators of various kinds of petitions.  The new policy memorandum basically cancels/ revokes previous USCIS policy on issuance of Request for Evidence (RFE) and Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) from 2013.  Let’s look at details. What was the previous 2013 USCIS Policy memo on Issuing …

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Sample H1B Visa Receipt Notices – Shared by Users

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Many of you applying H1B visa for the first time might wonder, how the H1B Visa 2020 Receipt notice might look like. Below are some samples shared by users from previous seasons. If you already have received a receipt notice, then check out Understand USCIS receipt Number for H1B Also, you may check out H1B Visa Lottery Reject notice for not selected …

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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 …