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Small Company H-1B Visa Petitions Scrutinized

Filed October 27, 2009 in Temporary Visas, under USCIS and DHS , tagged ,

Manhattan Buildings NYC 147053874USCIS is reportedly now scrutinizing H-1B visa petitions filed by small employers. The requests for further evidence on such H-1B petitions, or RFEs, typically request detailed evidence on issues such as the existence of the petitioning company itself, the “specialty” nature of the H-1B visa position (that is, whether the position requires someone with at least the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in a particular field of expertise), and the petitioning company’s need for a full-time professional-level employee. more »

I-140 Premium Processing Resumes, With Some Exceptions

Filed June 22, 2009 in Green Cards, Processing Times, under USCIS and DHS , tagged , ,

Speed motion in highway tunnel 104118986As of June 29, 2009, I-140 Premium Processing Service will resume, with a few exceptions including the EB-1 Multinational Executive Manager and the EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) categories. more »

FY2010 H-1B Filing Opens April 01, 2009

Filed February 14, 2009 in Temporary Visas, under USCIS and DHS , tagged , ,

Airport Corridor iStock_000003592130XSmallThe earliest date to file for an H-1B employment start date of October 01, 2009, is April 01, 2009.  Congress has placed an annual cap of 65,000 on the number of H-1B visas that may be issued each government fiscal year (October 01 to September 30). In addition to the 65,000 regular H-1B cap, 20,000 additional visa numbers are available for qualifying applicants with a US Masters Degree or higher. more »

H-1B Filing Deadline Approaching April 1, 2009

Filed February 11, 2009 in Temporary Visas, under USCIS and DHS , tagged , ,

train in station 146721383The earliest date to file for an H-1B start date of October 1, 2009, is April 1, 2009. Each fiscal year (October 1 to September 30), H-1B visas are capped at 65,000. In addition, 20,000 additional visa numbers are available for qualifying applicants with a US Masters Degree or higher. Employers planning to sponsor H-1B workers for the coming fiscal year should therefore prepare for filing as soon as possible to have a better chance of obtaining an H-1B number. more »

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