Category Archives: H1-B Information

  1. When Is An H-1B Amendment Required?

    An H-1B amendment is required each time there is a material change in the terms and conditions of employment. The Federal Regulations provide that the petitioner shall file an amended or new petition, with fee to reflect any material changes in the terms and conditions of employment or training or the alien’s eligibility as specified…

  2. Important updates on H-1B Electronic registration for FY 2021

    USCIS held a webinar on 02/06/20 for Employers wishing to file online registrations directly.  Today USCIS held a further webinar, specifically for Attorneys.  Below were the main points that were discussed in both webinars: Filing a registration: If an employer intends to use an Attorney to submit the Electronic registrations, both the Attorney and the…

  3. CPT and H General Information

    Filing for H-1B change of status while working as F-1 student under Curricular Practical Training (CPT) The regulations allow international student visa holders (F-1 students) to participate in practical training and accept employment while still under F-1 status if the F-1 students have been lawfully enrolled on a full-time basis in a qualified educational institution…

  4. H-1B Electronic Registration- Frequently Asked Questions

    Why is USCIS implementing an Electronic Registration process for cap-subject petitions for FY 2021?   The electronic registration is intended to simplify the process of applying for a cap-subject petition by submitting a registration form online.  In previous years USCIS has required Employers to submit an entire petition.  By utilizing an online registration Employers will…

  5. Why Federal Lawsuits work. A Success Story

    For the past 6 months, I have been encouraging clients to file Federal Lawsuits to overcome unreasonable delays in processing petitions and to overcome wrongful denials.  I truly believe this is the only way to hold USCIS and the Department of State accountable. Recently I was contacted by a client who had received a 221g…

  6. General Information About H-1B Visas

    H-1B Specialty Occupation The H-1B visa is one of the most commonly used visas for companies looking to hire foreign talent. The H-1B is a dual- intent, non-immigrant visa, that requires a candidate to be working in a specialized knowledge position, that requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent or higher in a specific field. H-1B…

  7. H-1B Frequently asked questions

    My Employer has filed an H-1B cap petition for me. When can I start work?   Before you are permitted to start work you must be selected for an H-1B and then approved.  Typically cap cases are filed in the first week of April with an anticipated start date of Oct 1.  However, due to…

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