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Over 330,000 2014 Labor Certifications Published!

By Bill at April 25, 2014 04:30
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor certifications filed by U.S. employers during the first six months of fiscal year 2014 through our legacy database system. From October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, U.S. employers filed 308,532 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 6,392 were denied, 9,704 were withdrawn. During the same time, Department of Labor made decisions on 30,565 labor certifications for employment green card: 2,479 were denied, 1,885 were withdrawn. Please use fol... [More]

FACT SHEET: Strengthening Entrepreneurship At Home and Abroad

By Bill at April 08, 2014 23:41
Filed Under: Immigration News
The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 07, 2014 FACT SHEET: Strengthening Entrepreneurship At Home and Abroad “Let’s do more to help the entrepreneurs and small business owners who create most new jobs in America.” – President Barack Obama, State of the Union, January 28, 2014 Entrepreneurs play a critical role in expanding the economy and creating jobs.  President Obama is committed to increasing the prevalence and... [More]

Where to Mail Your H-1B Petition

By Bill at March 27, 2014 01:08
Filed Under: Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
You must file your petition with the correct service center depending on the H-1B beneficiary’s work location(s) as specified in the petition.  USCIS has specific mailing addresses for cases that are subject to the H-1B cap.  USCIS has a separate mailing address for certain types of educational or nonprofit organizations that file H-1B petitions for beneficiaries who are exempt from the cap. Please read the filing instructions very carefully. If you file your petition incor... [More]

Additional Documents Required for H-1B Petition

By Bill at March 27, 2014 00:43
Filed Under: Tips and Features
Labor Condition Application (LCA) You must submit a certified Department of Labor LCA (Form ETA 9035) at the time you file your petition. A copy of the LCA is acceptable. Note: USCIS encourages petitioners to keep Department of Labor LCA processing times in mind when preparing the H-1B petition and plan accordingly.  If the LCA is certified for multiple workers, you must provide the name and USCIS case receipt number of any foreign worker who has previously used the LCA. Petitioners shou... [More]

Make Sure You Properly File Your H-1B Cap-Subject Petition

By Bill at March 27, 2014 00:40
Filed Under: Tips and Features
To make sure you properly file your H-1B Cap-Subject Petition, please follow these steps: Complete all sections of the Form I-129 petition, including the H Classification Supplement (pages 11 and 12 of the form) and the H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption Supplement (pages 17-19). Make sure the Form I-129 has a revision date of November 23, 2010, or later. (You can find current versions of forms Make sure each form has an original signature, preferably in bl... [More]

H1-B Petition Filing Tips

By Bill at March 27, 2014 00:39
Filed Under: Tips and Features
Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative If the petitioner will be represented by an attorney or other accredited representative, submit a Form G-28 with: All sections completed; The printed name and signature of the representative; and The original signature of the petitioner. Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker Complete all sections of the form accurately. H-1B cap petitions and advanced degree exemption petitions for the FY 2015 cap must i... [More]

Organizing Your H-1B Package

By Bill at March 27, 2014 00:38
Filed Under: Tips and Features
Clearly label all H-1B cap cases, preferably in red ink, on the top margin of Form I-129.  Use the following codes: Regular Cap (use this code for petitions subject to the 65,000 regular cap, not including Chile/Singapore cap cases) C/S Cap (use this code for Chile/Singapore H-1B1 cases) U.S. Master’s (use this code for petitions subject to the 20,000 exemption for beneficiaries with U.S. master’s degrees or higher) A separate check is preferred for each filing fee (Fo... [More]

H-1B Petition Premium Processing Service

By Bill at March 27, 2014 00:37
Filed Under: Visa Knowledge
H-1B petitioners may choose to file a Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service to have their petition processed within 15 calendar days. [More]

H-1B Petition Required Fees

By Bill at March 27, 2014 00:34
Filed Under: Visa Knowledge
There are different fees depending on the type of H-1B petition you are submitting. Please refer to H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption Supplement (pages 17-19 of Form I-129) for detailed instructions on fees. [More]

H-1B Visa Demand Spike Predicted

By Bill at March 27, 2014 00:33
Filed Under: Immigration News
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 cap on April 1, 2014. Cases will be considered accepted on the date that USCIS receives a properly filed petition for which the correct fee has been submitted; not the date that the petition is postmarked. [More]

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