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H1-B Visa Cap Exempt Employers

By Bill at July 12, 2018 17:17
Filed Under: Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
USCIS has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year 2019 on April 6,2018. However, USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap. Petitions for new H-1B employment are exempt from the annual cap if the beneficiaries will work at Institutions of higher education Non-profit entities related or affiliated to a higher education institution Non-profit research organizations or governmental research organizations Organization... [More]

Best U.S. Job Market in Decades

By Bill at June 14, 2018 17:02
Filed Under: Immigration News
By almost any of the usual measures, the U.S. job market is better than it has been in decades, or in history. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May 2018 was 3.8 percent, the lowest level in nearly 20 years. Unemployment insurance weekly initial claim filings were down to 222,000 for the week ending June 2, and the four-week moving average of 1,728,750 is the lowest it has been since December 8, 1973. For the first time ... [More]

Database of E-Verify Employers Updated

By Bill at May 26, 2018 17:17
Filed Under: Immigration News, Visa Knowledge
We have just obtained from USCIS and published the updated list of employers who enroll in E-Verify program and have 5 or more employees. Totally there are 546,907 employers on the list. We also enhanced the user interface so you can search employers and find their sponsorship information more easily. Please click here to find out if your potential employers have been verified! E-Verify is an Internet-based program run by the Department of Homeland Security that compares information from an ... [More]

Employers filed 410,000 labor condition applications for H-1B in 6 months

By Bill at May 10, 2018 01:10
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have just published all labor petitions filed by U.S. employers during the first six months of fiscal year 2018 through our legacy database system. It includes all the LCA filed by employers for FY2019 cap subject H-1B petitions. From October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, Department of Labor made decisions on 410,605 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 5,388 were denied, 27,725were withdrawn.   10/1/14-3/31/2015 10/1/15-3/31/2016 10/1/2016-3/31/2017 10/1/2017-3/3... [More]

L-1 Visa Employer Database Published

By Bill at April 29, 2018 18:26
Filed Under: Immigration News
  We have just obtained from USCIS and published L-1 visa employer list. You can now search 25,000 L-1 visa sponsors by name, industry, visa class and fiscal year. L-1A and L-1B visa allow companies to transfer certain classes of employees from its foreign operations to the US operations for up to seven years. Unlike H-1 visa, there is no limits to the number of L-1 visas approved every year. Spouses of L-1 visa holders are allowed to work without restriction in the US, using L-2 visa.... [More]

Different Types of U.S. Work Visas

By Bill at April 10, 2018 16:16
Filed Under: Immigration News, Visa Knowledge
On April 6, USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master's cap.read more H-1B visa is not the only work visa that U.S. employers could use to employ foreign workers. Following are a few other types of U.S. work visas that are available. Please visit USA Worker Visa Comparison to review the complete list. L1 ... [More]

USCIS Reaches FY 2019 H-1B Cap

By Bill at April 10, 2018 14:36
Filed Under: Immigration News
USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap. The agency will reject and return filing fees for all unselected cap-subject petitions that are not prohibited multiple filings (PDF, 119 KB). USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap.  Petitions fi... [More]

First Quarter H1B Visa and Green Card Data Published

By Bill at March 18, 2018 05:45
Filed Under: Immigration News
  We have published all labor applications filed by U.S. employers during the first three months of fiscal year 2018 through our legacy visa system. If you want to check recent applications, please use our current visa system. From October 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, U.S. employers filed 94,266 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 1,506 were denied, 3,502 were withdrawn, 8,900 were withdrawn after being certified. During the same time, Department of Labor made decisions ... [More]

H-1B Visa Filing Checklist

By Bill at March 05, 2018 16:19
Filed Under: Immigration News, Tips and Features
U.S. employers are expected to file nearly 180,000 petitions during the first week of April when USCIS begins accepting cap subject H-1B petitions on April 2, 2018. USCIS has developed detailed information, including an optional checklist, Form M-735, Optional Checklist for Form I-129 H-1B Filings, on how to complete and submit an H-1B petition. Please review carefully. Cases will be considered accepted on the date USCIS takes possession of a properly filed petition with the correct fee. ... [More]

Four Key H-1B Visa Requirements

By Bill at February 18, 2018 15:44
Filed Under: Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
USCIS will start accepting cap-subject H-1B visa petitions on April 2, 2018. Below are the four key requirements you must fulfill to apply for an H-1B Visa. You must have an employer-employee relationship with the petitioning U.S. employer. more tipsIn general, a valid employer-employee relationship is determined by whether the U.S. employer may hire, pay, fire, supervise or otherwise control the work of the H-1B worker. Your job must qualify as a specialty occupation by meeting one of the f... [More]

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