Tag Archives: H-1B

USCIS Will Begin Accepting H-1B Petitions for FY17 on April 1, 2016

Beginning April 1, 2016, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions that are subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 cap. These visas are designed for U.S. businesses to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming. Read about […]

Premium Processing Resumes for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions

Starting today, USCIS has announced that the Premium Processing service for H-1B extension of stay petitions has resumed. The Department of Homeland Security will now continue accepting H-1B petitions with requests for Premium Processing service, filed with Form I-907. The temporary suspension allowed for USCIS to implement the Employment Authorization for certain H-4 dependent spouses final […]

USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Lottery for FY 2016

On April 7, 2015 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for the Fiscal Year 2016. USCIS also announced that it had received more than the 20,000 limit of H-1B petitions that were filed under the advanced degree […]

H-1B Work Visa Season is Here, Apply Now!

Every year beginning on April 1, the Department of Homeland Security begins accepting new work visa petitions from U.S. employers seeking to employ foreign high-skilled workers. These high skilled temporary workers may begin working on a H-1B visa starting on October 1 – the beginning of the new Fiscal Year. The United States Citizenship and […]

USCIS to Begin Accepting H-1B Petitions on April 1, 2015

Our U.S. Immigration Attorneys in Los Angeles are pleased to announce that beginning on April 1, 2015 USCIS will begin accepting H-1B applications for the Fiscal Year 2016 cap. The H-1B visa program is designed for U.S. businesses to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require highly specialized knowledge and degrees in fields such […]

Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B

Effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 nonimmigrant dependents of H-1B workers who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status. The director of USCIS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept authorized employment in the United States. “Allowing the spouses […]

I am on an TN visa, why do I have to change to H-1B for my green card application?

Several clients have called to ask me if they can apply for the green card while being on a TN visa status and working in the United States. TN visa status are given to Canadians and Mexican citizens working in the United States under the NAFTA agreement.  The rumor on the internet is that a […]

Free U.S. Immigration Consultation. Green Card, Citizenship, Visa Help!

Our United States immigration lawyers in Los Angeles are pleased to announce that we offer a FREE immigration consultation to anyone with immigration questions. Immigration law is U.S. Federal Law, so we can help clients across the United States and around the world with their important immigration issues. Our experienced U.S. immigration attorneys can assist with […]

Approved H-1B Beneficiaries May File Visa Applications Now!

Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles have learned from the U.S. Department of State, that beneficiaries of an approved H-1B petition with an October 1, 2014 start date may now start filing a visa application at a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate abroad. U.S. visa posts are authorized to accept H visa petitions and issue […]

Proposed Changes Could Help Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work in the U.S.

Our lawyers in Los Angeles have just learned of a newly proposed rule change by the Department of Homeland Security. Part of the proposed new plan would allow for certain H-1B dependents (H-4 visa holders) to receive employment authorization in the United States. Under the current regulations, spouses and dependent children of H-1B workers may […]