Archive for April, 2014

Citizenship Application Alert

4/30/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

Starting May 5, 2014, USCIS will only accept the new version of the N-400, Application for Naturalization. See USCIS’ Alert. The new N-400 form is dated September 13, 2013, and can be found at USCIS’ website. The government will reject any applications using older N-400 forms after May 4, 2014.Read More >

USCIS to Begin H-1B Premium Processing on April 28th

4/21/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

USCIS will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap on April 28, 2014. This will include H-1B petitions seeking an exemption from the fiscal year cap for individuals who have earned a U.S. master’s degree or higher. USCIS first announced that premium processing for H-1B cap cases would begin [...]Read More >

USCIS Has Completed H-1B Lottery Selection Process

4/10/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

USCIS announced that they received about 172,500 H-1B petitions during the filing period. Today they completed the lottery process to select enough petitions to meet the general category cap of 65,000 and  the advance degree exemption cap of 20,000. USCIS will reject and return cap-subject petitions along with the filing fees that were not randomly [...]Read More >

USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2015

4/7/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

USCIS announced today that they have received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received in excess of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption.Read More >

USCIS Accepting H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2015 Starting April 1, 2014

4/1/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

USCIS began accepting H-1B visa petitions on April 1, 2014 for fiscal year 2015. According to a recently published notice, USCIS has indicated that it expects the H-1B cap to be hit again during the first week of April.Read More >