USCIS Is One Step Closer To Ending H-4 EAD Eligibility

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its draft of a proposed rule to end eligibility of H-4 spouses to apply for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) cards after their spouses have reached an advanced...

H-1B Season Is Rapidly Approaching – Plan Now For Filing New H-1B Petitions For CIS Receipt On April 2, 2018

In less than three months, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions filed under the Fiscal Year 2019 (October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019) H-1B quota. No more than 85,000 new H-1B visa numbers, which include 20,000 U.S....

Approval Notices with I-94 Cards Now Have Two Different Validity Periods for Certain Nonimmigrant Classifications

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) recently began issuing Form I-797A Approval Notices with two different validity periods for certain nonimmigrant classifications, including H-1B.   The expiration date at the top of the Approval Notice reflects the validity date...

CIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions on October 3

On Wednesday, September 27th, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) announced the return of premium processing for all H-1B petitions, effective October 3rd.  This includes H-1B petitions seeking a change of status, change of employer, or amendment to current status. ...

CIS Returns Premium Processing for FY-2018 H-1B Cap Petitions

On Monday, September 18th, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) announced the return of premium processing for H-1B petitions filed under the Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B Master’s and Regular Cap.  Previously the CIS had resumed premium processing for H-1B petitions filed...
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