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USCIS announced proposed $10 fee for H-1B Cap registration

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 […]

By | 2019-09-04T10:19:40+00:00 September 4th, 2019|Categories: H-1B|Comments Off on USCIS announced proposed $10 fee for H-1B Cap registration

Sarah Peterson was quoted in Bloomberg on the new LCA disclosure requirements

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.

By | 2019-08-16T11:23:23+00:00 August 6th, 2019|Categories: Compliance, H-1B, Media|Comments Off on Sarah Peterson was quoted in Bloomberg on the new LCA disclosure requirements

USCIS will resume Premium Processing June 10th for all FY 2020 H-1B Cap Cases

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 […]

By | 2019-06-07T20:03:22+00:00 June 7th, 2019|Categories: H-1B|Comments Off on USCIS will resume Premium Processing June 10th for all FY 2020 H-1B Cap Cases

USCIS resumes premium processing for all H-1B Petitions

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.

By | 2019-03-12T15:17:33+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Categories: H-1B|Comments Off on USCIS resumes premium processing for all H-1B Petitions

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Filed on or before 12/21/18

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 […]

By | 2019-02-15T21:37:07+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Categories: H-1B|Comments Off on USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Filed on or before 12/21/18

USCIS Finalizes H-1B Preregistration Regulation & Defers Preregistration Implementation

An advance copy of the finalized H-1B preregistration rule is now available, and confirms that USCIS will defer online H-1B cap registration to the FY 2021 H-1B cap filing season, which begins April 1, 2020.  This means that H-1B cap cases filed in April 2019 will be filed using the same process as […]

By | 2019-01-30T17:39:17+00:00 January 30th, 2019|Categories: H-1B|Comments Off on USCIS Finalizes H-1B Preregistration Regulation & Defers Preregistration Implementation

H-1B Cap Registration Rule at OMB

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 […]

By | 2019-01-14T17:33:10+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Categories: H-1B, Uncategorized|Comments Off on H-1B Cap Registration Rule at OMB

DHS released an advance copy of the H-1B Cap pre-registration regulation

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 […]

By | 2018-11-30T17:00:17+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Categories: H-1B|Comments Off on DHS released an advance copy of the H-1B Cap pre-registration regulation

DOL implements new LCA Form Monday, 11/19/18

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 […]

By | 2018-11-12T20:01:51+00:00 November 12th, 2018|Categories: H-1B|Comments Off on DOL implements new LCA Form Monday, 11/19/18

USCIS extends and expands Premium Processing Suspension

Today, August 28th, 2018, USCIS announced that it is extending and expanding its previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions.  Beginning September 11, 2018, USCIS is extending the premium processing suspension through February 19, 2019, and expanding it to all H-1B Petitions except those that meet the following criteria:

  1. Cap-exempt petitions that […]
By | 2018-08-28T18:28:15+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Categories: Administrative Action, H-1B|Comments Off on USCIS extends and expands Premium Processing Suspension