At the beginning of each new year, employers inevitably start preparing for the annual H-1B Cap lottery system. This year, USCIS is changing the way it is running the H-1B Cap lottery by implementing a pre-registration process and charging $10 for each H-1B registration. It is also moving up the date to register any desired […]
On September 3, 2019, USCIS announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require US Employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions to pay a $10 fee for each electronic registration they submit to USCIS for the H-1B cap selection process. This is just a proposal, and USCIS will accept comments from stakeholders through October […]
Attorney Sarah Peterson was quoted in Bloomberg discussing the new Labor Condition Application (LCA) secondary entity disclosure requirements. If you have questions on how this new disclosure information may be used, or how to use the H-1B program, please contact SPS Immigration.
On Friday, June 7th, USCIS announced that starting Monday, June 10, it will begin premium processing services for all FY 2020 H-1B cap subject petitions. This means that individuals who were previously not eligible to file using premium processing are now eligible to convert their case to the premium service.
USCIS also announced that it will […]
On Monday, March 11, 2019, at 5pm, USCIS announced that starting Tuesday, March 12, 2019, it will resume premium processing for all H-1B Petitions. Currently, this announcement includes all FY 2020 H-1B Cap Petitions.
If you have questions on how this impacts your immigration case, please contact SPS Immigration.
Friday, February 15th, USCIS announced that starting on Tuesday, February 19th it will resume premium processing for cases filed on or before December 12, 2018. For cases that have been transferred to a different USCIS service center after filing, the premium processing request must go to the USCIS service center where this case is […]
In November 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) released an advanced copy of the H-1B Cap pre-registration regulation. SPS Immigration discussed it here.
This proposed H-1B cap Registration regulation is now at the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) undergoing final regulatory review. If this regulation clears OMB, and contains the same contents […]
The Department of Homeland Security released, on November 30, 2018, an advance copy of the H-1B Cap pre-registration regulation. Once the notice is published there will be a 30 day comment period, so it still remains uncertain whether there will be a pre-registration for the FY 2020 H-1B Filing process.
SPS Immigration will shortly post a […]
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (“OFLC”) announced that it will implement the newly revised version of ETA Form 9035, or the Labor Condition Application (“LCA”), November 19, 2018. Starting Monday, November 19th, the new version is mandatory and petitioners will no longer be able to file LCAs using the prior […]