We have published all labor applications filed by U.S. employers during the first nine months of fiscal year 2015 through ourlegacy database system. From October 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, Department of Labor made decisions on 508,401 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 9,105 were denied, 32,515 were withdrawn(view detailed report).
Year to Date
After granting work permits to certain H-4 visa holders, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to further expand Optional Practical Training(OPT) program, so foreign students with F1 visa might work in the United States for up to 6 years. The new proposal will (1) allow foreign students with degrees in STEM fields to receive up to two 24-month extensions beyond the original 12-month period provided under OPT regulations, for a total of up to six years of post-graduation employmen... [More]
Jun 08, 2015
WASHINGTON --- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa is expressing concern that the Obama administration is proposing expanding employment benefits to foreign students in the Optional Practical Training program despite the fact that the Government Accountability Office says it’s susceptible to abuse and requires additional oversight.
In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Grassley wrote, &ldqu... [More]
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that U.S. employers added 223,000 new jobs in June, continued the medium-term trend of above 200,000 average monthly growth. The unemployment rate, which is drawn from a different survey, came in at 5.3%, the lowest rate since April 2008. Many economists consider an unemployment rate of 5.5% as a healthy level. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in transportation and ware... [More]
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in June, and the unemployment rate
declined to 5.3 percent, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred
in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in
transportation and warehousing.
Employment in professional and business services increased by 64,000 in June, about in line
with the average monthly gain of 57,000 over t... [More]
Before applying for visa jobs, you should know whether the employers are willful violator employers or H-1B Dependent Employers or Debarred/Disqualified Employers! Willful violator employers are the employers who have committed either a willful failure or a misrepresentation of a material fact when hiring foreign workers. An employer is considered H-1B dependent if it has:
25 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and at least eight H-1B nonimmigrant workers; or
26 - 50 full-... [More]
On May 24, Federal District Judge Tanya Chutkan denied Save Jobs USA's motion for preliminary injunction against H-4 EAD rule. This ruling means President Obama's controversial EAD for H-4 program can go into effect on May 26 as planned.read news, read ruling Under the program, legal guest-workers' spouses, who now are generally barred from working, will be allowed to apply for work permits, giving them the chance to win jobs. The Obama administration said allowing the spouses to work ... [More]
Note: If you are filing Form I-765 with another form type, such as Form I-539, please file both forms at the location specified by the other form. The below addresses should be used when Form I-765 is not being submitted with another form.
Eligibility Category 8 CFR
Lawful Permanent Resident
Separate employment authorization card not required. Use Form I-551 (Permanent Residence Card).
Frequently Asked Questions
Determining If You May Apply for Employment Authorization
As an H-4 nonimmigrant, would my employment authorization be limited to just my H-1B spouse’s time under AC21? For example, if my H-1B spouse’s petition is approved for the remaining time left in the 6-year period of admission plus the one year under AC21 §§ 106(a) and (b), and my H-4 status is granted the same period of time, how long will my employment authorization be valid... [More]
You are eligible if you are the H-4 dependent spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant if your H-1B nonimmigrant spouse:
Is the principal beneficiary of an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; or
Has been granted H-1B status under sections 106(a) and (b) of the AC21. The AC21 permits H-1B nonimmigrants seeking employment-based lawful permanent residence to work and remain in the United States beyond the six-year limit.
How to Apply
You must... [More]