Premium Processing Filing Fee Increases to $1,410

Today U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) published a final rule increasing by 15% the required filing fee for requests for premium processing.  The current premium processing fee is $1,225, and the new fee will be $1,410.  The effective date is October 1, 2018. ...

Volume of H1-B tech visas drop in SA, but demand for help remains high

Companies are still banking on using foreign-born employees for technology jobs in San Antonio, though there were fewer H-1B requests on file for roles to start from June through December, federal records show. In San Antonio, the number of labor certification applications, filed...

H-1B Odds Are Better This Year

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that the CIS received 190,098 FY-2019 H-1B petitions during the filing period from April 2 – 6, 2018. This total number includes 94,213 filed under the Regular Cap and 95,885 filed under the Master’s...

Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for FY 2019 Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that starting April 2, 2018, premium processing will be suspended for Fiscal Year 2019 cap-subject H-1B petitions, including petitions requesting an exemption for beneficiaries in positions requiring a U.S. Master’s...

USCIS Changes Policy on H-1B Petitions for Off-Site Workers

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new policy memorandum notifying USCIS adjudicators of a change in USCIS policy regarding H-1B petitions filed on behalf of employees who will be assigned to work off-site, also called...
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