Tag Archives: work visa

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 […]

H1-B, Work Visa, US Visa, Work Permit, Layoffs

How To Get a U.S. Work Permit?

In order for an individual to work in the United States, you must be legally authorized to do so. Only U.S. citizens and Permanent Resident (Green Card holders) may work legally in the United States without a work permit. Other individuals must first obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to work in the U.S. With […]

USCIS Proposed Rule on Enhancing Opportunities for High-Skilled Professionals

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed to update the regulations to include nonimmigrant high-skilled specialty occupation professionals from the nations of Chile and Singapore (H-1B1) and from Australia (e-3) in the list of classes of individuals authorized for employment incident to status with a specific employer, to clarify that H-1B1 and principal E-3 […]

USCIS to Begin Returning Non-Selected H-1B Petitions

Our experienced U.S. immigration lawyers in Los Angeles have been informed that USCIS has now completed the data entry of all H-1B cap petitions. USCIS will now begin returning all the H-1B petitions that were not selected in the H-1B lottery. If you receive your returned H-1b petition this week or next then you have […]

USCIS H-1B Premium Processing to Begin April 28

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that on April 28, 2014 they will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions that are subject to the 2015 Fiscal Year cap. This includes H-1B nonimmigrant visa petitions seeking an exemption from the fiscal year cap for individuals who have earned a U.S. master’s degree or higher. USCIS […]

H-1B Cap for FY 2015 Has Been Reached!

Our Los Angeles U.S. Immigration lawyers have just learned that USCIS has reached the H-1B statutory cap. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced yesterday that they have received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions for the fiscal year of 2015. The limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption has […]

USCIS Will Begin Accepting H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2015 on April 1, 2014

USCIS will start accepting H-1B temporary skilled worker visa petitions subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap beginning on April 1, 2014. Cases will be considered accepted only on the date that USCIS receives a properly filed petition with the correct filing fee, rather than the date that the petition is postmarked. If you have […]

CBP Meeting: E-3 Australian Visas and the Port of Entry

One of our staff immigration attorneys from JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office attended a quarterly Customs and Border Protection (CBP) liaison meeting with other U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles at LAX Airport. During the liaison meeting, the E-3 Australian employment visa was discussed and below are the minutes from that meeting. Question: If […]

H-2B Cap Count Hits Half Way Mark

The H-2B Non-Agricultural Temporary Worker Program allows U.S. employers to bring Foreign Nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. Our experienced U.S. immigration attorneys have successfully helped hundreds of employers and nonimmigrant workers obtain H-2B and H-1B status. Based in Los Angeles, we can provide assistance across the country and around the […]

Workload Transfer from the Vermont Service Center to California Service Center

Los Angeles Immigration Attorney, Jack C. Sung, of JCS Immigration and Visa, constantly monitors immigration news and alerts from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to keep clients informed and up to date. Our Immigration lawyer’s office has just learned that USCIS recently began transferring some Extension of Stay cases from the Vermont Service Center (VSC) […]