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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

USCIS completed data entry for FY 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

USCIS announced Tuesday, May 15, that it has completed data entry for all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions. USCIS will now begin returning H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected to the Attorney of Record. USCIS did not state the timeline that Petitioners can expect to receive unselected petitions.

USCIS also announced that is […]

By | 2018-05-16T03:11:01+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: H-1B, Uncategorized|Comments Off on USCIS completed data entry for FY 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

USCIS conducted lottery for 190,098 H-1B petitions

Today, April 12, 2018, USCIS announced that on April 11th, it conducted the H-1B lottery for FY 2019. USCIS received 190,098 Petitions for the almost 85,000 slots. This is less than in FY 2018, when USCIS received 199,000 Petitions. USCIS received 94,213 Petitions for the standard cap and 95,885 Petitions for the advanced degree […]

By | 2018-04-18T15:50:37+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: H-1B|Comments Off on USCIS conducted lottery for 190,098 H-1B petitions