The Fiscal Year 2017 (April 1, 2016) H1B filing deadline is fast approaching and this year promises to be just as competitive as last year. The number of qualified candidates continues to dwarf the H1B visa cap which has not been increased despite last year’s record number of submitted petitions. … Read more about Hiring H1B Cap Exempt Candidates
The way the law is currently written, there is a maximum number of regular quota-based H1B visa applications that will be subject to approval in a calendar year. Recent experience shows that H1B applications reach their cap in less than a month. Even the subcategory of H1B visas set aside for … Read more about Qualifying As An H1B Cap Exempt Employer
USCIS released yesterday on May 4, 2015 that data entry for the entire 2016 H-1B cap subject petitions has been completed. Moving forward, USCIS will begin to return any H-1B cap subject petitions that were not selected. Over 230,000+ petitions were received for FY 2015. Due to this extremely high … Read more about Breaking News – USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2016 H1B Cap-Subject Petitions
Pride Immigration Law Firm PLLC hopes to bring its readers up to date information on current events happening in the immigration world. Please read our news announcement below to learn more about what issues are happening currently. Recently on April 10, 2014, USCIS made an official statement … Read more about USCIS Announces H1B Cap Lottery Completed
The upcoming quota for 2017 is expected to be filled by the beginning of April 2016, and this approaching date means that the H1B cap can create dual complexities for employers: First, to be considered in the H1B lottery, H1B petitions must be filed on time; and Second, to guarantee successful … Read more about Avoiding 2017 H1B Visa Cap Filing Mistakes
Getting one of the limited H1B’s released by USCIS each year is always a competitive process, but this year competitive is a massive understatement. The April 1st deadline for the 2014 H1B Cap season is approaching rapidly, and if you are one of the thousands of individuals interested in receiving … Read more about H1B 2014 Cap – Potentially Most Competitive Year for Workers
Under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, H1B visas allow employers in the United States to employ graduate level foreign workers in specialty occupations. These jobs typically require technical or theoretical expertise in specialized fields like accounting, finance, mathematics, engineering, … Read more about Companies That Sponsor H1B Visas Most Consistently
The H1B VISA is a non-immigrant visa in the United States that allows United States companies and employers to hire foreign workers in special situations. These special situations could include specialized medical or technology industry jobs, position in education, or many other jobs defined in the … Read more about What You Need to Know About the H1B VISA in 2017
An H1B visa is a temporary, non-immigrant visa that allows the visa holder to work for a specific company within the United States. Because it is the employer who petitions for the visa and the visa is granted in connection with a particular job, many people are unaware that the visa holder may … Read more about Can You Change Jobs if You Have an H1B Visa?
Technically speaking, there is no such thing as an H1B transfer. An H1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa allowing a non-citizen to work temporarily for a specific company in the United States. When an H1B visa holder wishes to change employment, the prospective employer must submit a new H1B petition. … Read more about What is an H1B Transfer?
In 2015, 233,000 people applied for the H-1B Visa. This number is almost twice what it was just two years ago, it is up roughly 60,000 from 2014. The H-1B Visa is specifically for highly skilled foreign workers, particularly those workers in the technology sector. Science, technology, and math … Read more about Hillary Clinton’s Position on Increasing the H-1B Visa Cap
The highly sought after H1B visa permits foreign skilled workers to work and reside in the U.S. under a lawful status for up to six years. The H1-B visa allows for a foreign national to have “dual intent.” This means that during the initial six year period, foreign workers are allowed to apply for … Read more about H1B Employers Requirements Checklist