What is pre-H-1B registration and how will it affect the FY 2021 Cap filings?

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Earlier, US employers filed their complete H-1B cap-subject paper petitions with the USCIS, after which, the USCIS would select petitions from the pool through a random selection process. This practice has changed for the FY 2021 H-1B cap filings. The USCIS has introduced a pre-H-1B electronic registration process.  Under this new process, the petitioning employers… Read more »

H-1B Lottery- What is it?

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H-1B Program H-1B is a temporary non-immigrant work visa issued to foreign nationals by the U.S. government. H-1B visais considered for speciality occupations that require theoretical and practical knowledge in specialized fields such as in IT, finance, accounting, architecture, engineering, mathematics, science, medicine, etc.and at least abachelor’s degree or higher in the specific speciality or… Read more »

H-1B RFEs – Understanding Key Issues

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An RFE (Request for Evidence) has long been viewed as an unwelcome, and often times, onerous step as it adds uncertainty to, and prolongs, the visa application process.  In the past 2 years, employers have been seeing an increasing number of RFEs issued by the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) in H-1B cases,… Read more »

USCIS finalizes changes to H-1B Lottery

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DHS has announced a final rule for a more effective and efficient H-1B visa program. The final rule (1) adds a pre-registration process to the H-1B lottery, and (2) reverses the order in which the H-1B lottery is run to maximize the number of visas awarded to applicants with advanced degrees from U.S. colleges and… Read more »

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