H-1B Season to Begin in April: What Is It and Are You Ready?

Each year on April 1st, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service begins accepting petitions for H1B work visas for the upcoming fiscal year (Oct 1 2011/Sept 30 2012). A new season is rapidly approaching, and only a limited number of petitions will be accepted. Employers with workers eligible for H1B visas in Colorado need to… Read more »

H-1B Cap Update

The H-1B cap on November 14, 2011 was updated by USCIS. The number of H-1B petitions in line is nearing the limited cap – 20,000 for those who have obtained an advanced degree in the US and 65, 000 for all other H-1B professionals. The count as of November 14th is 20,000 for the Masters… Read more »

International Dating – What is the Advantage of a K-1 Fiance Visa?

With economic globalization and social networking in full effect, dating has spilled across national borders over the past decade. An increase in multinational and multicultural relationships is on the rise and working for many folks. How does one bring a loved one to the US?¬† One option is a fiance (K-1) visa. A K-1 fiance… Read more »

H-1B Cap Count – Are We There Yet?

The H-1B “Cap Count” refers to the periodic account of cases filed under the professional worker H-1B cap of 65,000 for the fiscal year or 20,000 extra for those who have obtained Masters Degree or higher in the US. Why do we care? We care because once the cap is “hit” there will be no… Read more »

New I-129 Form Brings Export Control Certification for US Employers

USCIS in December issued a new and “improved” version of Form I-129 http://tinyurl.com/http-uscis-gov-forms, which is the form used to apply for temporary foreign workers. The form, however, imposes on US employers and businesses employing those in H-1B, H-1B- Singapore/Chile, L-1A or L-1B, or O-1 an additional certification requirement pertaining to US export control law. Under… Read more »

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The Law Office of Catherine Brown, LLC is a full-service immigration law firm located in Denver, Colorado, assisting clients to obtain temporary and permanent visas and citizenship in Denver, the Denver Tech Center, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, and all across Colorado and the United States, including neighboring states such as Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico,… Read more »