Posts Categorized: H-1B Professional Workers

USCIS H-1B Cap Random Selection Process Completed for FY 2017

It is H-1B Cap Season again. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just held lotteries on April 9 for both the standard and advanced degree H-1B visa caps for fiscal year (FY) 2017, with a work start date of October 1, 2016. Employers filed roughly 236,000 petitions for H-1B guest worker visas, setting a new record…. Read more »

Moving Work Locations – When Does It Affect An H-1B Petition?

In Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC, decided April 9, 2015, USCIS’ Administrative Appeals Office held that, in addition to employers certifying a new Labor Condition Application (LCA) when an H-1B worker changes worksite locations, the US employer must now file an amended H-1B petition before placing an H-1B worker in the new worksite location. While… Read more »

What Happens When my H-1B 6-year Period Expires? 

The coveted H-1B visa is actually capped to a total of 6 years. It is issued in a three-year increment so technically you can renew it for another three-year period. This is yet another frustrating problem with the H-1B visa in addition to getting one of the 85,000 visas per year.  Over 175,000 applicants applied… Read more »

US Economy Demands an Expansion of the H-1B Visa

In order to attract and retain the best and the brightest young people from other countries and employ them here in the United States, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services issues the H-1B visa. Those that qualify for this visa must have “specialized knowledge” which usually equates to a baccalaureate degree. The degree must directly… Read more »

Do Unemployment Rates Affect H-1B Visa Applications?

With the recent downturn in the United States unemployment rate, some individuals can take advantage of the H-1B visa, a three-year, non-immigrant visa for professional foreign workers operating in the United States. Do you qualify for this specialized visa? A qualified immigration attorney can let you know for sure. What is the H1B Visa? The… Read more »