Understanding H-1B Cap-Exempt Employers: A Guide for Foreign Workers and Businesses

Navigating the intricacies of the H-1B visa process is a critical step for skilled foreign professionals aiming to work in the United States, and for the businesses eager to leverage global talent. The H-1B visa, a cornerstone of U.S. employment-based immigration, faces annual numerical limits, with 65,000 visas available under the regular...

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Final Call: Register Now for the H-1B Visa Cap FY 2025 Before Deadline on March 22

The initial registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B cap closes at noon Eastern on March 22, 2024. During this period, prospective petitioners and legal representatives must use a USCIS online account to register each beneficiary electronically for the selection process and pay the associated registration fee for each beneficiary. Online account users...

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Navigating the Upcoming USCIS Fee Changes: Strategies for Employers

In the face of rising operational costs and the relentless march of inflation, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a significant update to its fee structure for various immigration-related filings. Effective April 1, 2024, these changes mark the first fee adjustment since 2016, underscoring a critical development for employers...

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New USCIS Premium Processing Fees Now in Effect: A Comprehensive Guide to the 2024 Adjustments

As previously announced, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ new inflation-adjusted premium processing fees take effect today, increasing the filing fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing. USCIS published a final rule announcing the change on Dec. 28, 2023.

The USCIS Stabilization Act established the current premium processing fees and...

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Choosing the Right Path: Navigating H-1B Visas vs. EB-3 Green Cards for Work in the U.S.

As we edge closer to the H-1B visa season, a common dilemma faces many looking to work in the U.S.: should you apply for an H-1B work visa or aim directly for a green card under the EB-3 category? This decision is crucial for your career path and future aspirations in the...

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ABCs OF H-1Bs (THIS IS PART IV OF AN VIII PART SERIES): THE WHYS AND HOWS OF EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE EVALUATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF H-1B VISA PREPARATION AND FILING.

The threshold question for an H-1B nonimmigrant work visa is whether the intending H-1B nonimmigrant has the equivalence of a U.S. Bachelor’s Degree in a specific field. Most of the prospective H-1B employees and H-1B employers begin with either of the following two thoughts: “I would like to work in the U.S. using...

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Navigating the FY2025 H-1B Lottery: What Employers Need to Know

The upcoming H-1B lottery for Fiscal Year 2025 marks a significant shift in the registration and selection process for professional foreign workers seeking employment in the United States. With the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introducing a Final Rule on February 2, 2024, aimed at enhancing the integrity of the H-1B...

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