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USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Electronic Registration Process for Fiscal Year 2021 Cap Season

The day has finally come. USCIS has announced the implementation of the electronic registration process for next year’s H-1B lottery, forever changing the landscape of H-1Bs. Instead of preparing and filing completed H-1B petitions and then finding out whether or not that petition was selected in the lottery, employers (or their attorneys) will now electronically[…]

172,500 H1b cap-subject applications filed.

The USCIS announced today that 172,500 H1b visa petitions were filed for fiscal year 2015.  A random selection/lottery was conducted today April 10. See below for text from USCIS website.  Premium processing will begin April 28.  We hope to hear from USCIS with receipt notices soon! Wish you all the best with the lottery!  […]

H1b FY 2015 Cap Met- Random Selection Coming Soon- no date yet.

USCIS announced today that the quota has been met and a random selection process to be held soon.  However, we are not told the date on which the random selection (also known as the lottery!) will be held. We also do not have information about the total number of petitions received yet. We will keep[…]

H1b processing delay update

Copied from AILA SCOPS Practice Alert: H-1B Processing Update – USCIS Is Trying Cite as “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12090443 (posted Sep. 4, 2012)” The AILA Service Center Operations (SCOPS) liaison committee expressed concern to USCIS that the significant delays in adjudicating cap-subject H-1B petitions at the two service centers will cause disruptions for employers[…]

U visa cap met

From USCIS website: WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), marking a significant milestone in its efforts to provide relief to victims of crimes, has for the second straight year approved 10,000 petitions for U nonimmigrant status, also referred to as the U-visa. On an annual basis, 10,000 U-visas are set aside for victims[…]