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 >

USCIS Introduces New e-Request Tool

3/28/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

USCIS has introduced a new function in their online inquiry tool e-Request that allows you to submit a question to USCIS regarding your case if: • Your case has been pending longer than posted processing times. • You did not receive a notice you were expecting from USCIS such as an interview notice or a [...]Read More >

Changes in F-1, M-1 & J-1 Visa Issuance Dates

3/14/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

The U.S. Department of State has announced changes in the issuance and admission dates for F, M and J Visas: • Initial F-1 & F-2 / M-1 & M-2 Visas – Individuals may now be issued these visas up to 120 days before the program start date as listed on their I-20s. However, these individuals [...]Read More >