UNITED STATES – USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for Fiscal Year 2019

On 6 April 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received sufficient quota-subject H-1B filings for government fiscal year 2019 (1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019) to meet both the general H-1B quota (65,000) for individuals holding a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and the additional quota (20,000) for individuals holding a US master’s or other advanced degree.

On 11 April USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the cap.

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UNITED STATES – USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for Fiscal Year 2019

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Maggio and Kattar.

UNITED STATES – USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that, in order to reduce overall H-1B processing times, they will temporarily suspend premium processing for all Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions starting 2 April 2018.

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UNITED STATES – USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

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UNITED STATES – USCIS Updates Policy on Third-Party Worksites

Effective 22 February 2018, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has issued a memorandum with new guidance on H-1B petitions for employees working at third-party worksites.

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UNITED STATES – USCIS Updates Policy on Third-Party Worksites

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UNITED STATES – Plan Now for FY 2019 Cap-Subject H-1B Filings

On 2 April 2018, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will start to accept H-1B petitions from cap-subject employers for skilled foreign workers.

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UNITED STATES – Plan Now for FY 2019 Cap-Subject H-1B Filings

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UNITED STATES – USCIS Tightens Policy on Adjudication of Nonimmigrant Visa Applications

On 23 October 2017, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) cancelled policy guidelines in effect since April 2004, regarding requests for the extension of certain non-immigrant visas (i.e. visa petitions filed using Form I-129).

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UNITED STATES – USCIS Tightens Policy on Adjudication of Nonimmigrant Visa Applications

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UNITED STATES – Premium Processing Resumes for all H-1B Petitions

On 3 October 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had resumed Premium Processing for all types of H-1B Petitions.

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UNITED STATES – Premium Processing Resumes for all H-1B Petitions

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UNITED STATES – Premium Processing Resumes for FY 2018 H-1B Cap Cases

On 18 September 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had resumed Premium Processing for all H-1B Petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 H-1B cap of 65,000 visas.

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UNITED STATES – Premium Processing Resumes for FY 2018 H-1B Cap Cases

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