HNM will be hosting a free webinar for clients on Tues. Feb 7th regarding the upcoming H-1b cap registration and lottery. Register here.
The USCIS announced this week that H-1b lottery registrations will begin on March 1st at noon and be accepted through noon on March 18th with results provided on March 31st. They also announced a $10 registration fee. HNM will be hosting an informational session for clients which will cover a variety of topics relevant to… Continue reading H-1b Lottery News
The USCIS announced that the H-1b cap/lottery will be conducted via electronic registration in 2020 ! The initial registration period will be from March 1st through March 20th ! As announced earlier this month, the filing fee will only be $10.00 per registration. This is exciting news and will save a tremendous amount of time… Continue reading Great News !
Today, the USCIS has announced additional information regarding the April 2020 (FY 2021) H-1b cap lottery electronic registration program that was first announced in January of 2019. The proposed rule will be published on Sept 4th and can be viewed here. The comment period will last 30 days and our firm expects to submit comments… Continue reading USCIS Provides H-1b Lottery Update
We will be hosting a free conference call on Wed Jan 23rd at 2:00 pm eastern to discuss the upcoming H-1b cap lottery filings. Register and obtain more info. here.
The USCIS recently published proposed rules to the H-1b lottery that they believe will enhance the opportunity for US Masters grads to be selected. The proposal also includes an electronic registration system that should be welcome news to all. Comments to the proposal are due in early Jan. Our firm plans to submit comments on… Continue reading Changes to the H-1b Lottery ?
In news that is not really news but, expected by everyone, the USCIS announced on Friday, that they had received sufficient filings to exceed the H-1b cap for FY 2018 and a lottery will be held to determine which petitions will be processed.
Last week, Informationweek.com ran an interesting piece on the H-1b visa and the cap lottery. I would’ve added a sobbing CIO as the last slide but, aside from that, it helps to put the numbers into perspective. BTW We received some more cap receipts in today and no rejected filings yet so there remains hope… Continue reading More about the H-1b cap lottery
USCIS recently announced that it received 233,000 cap-subject H-1b petitions for the 2016 fiscal year. Initially, it stated that it would begin adjudicating cases that were filed through the premium processing service on May 11th, 2015. However, USCIS has updated this date to April 27th, 2015. The delay in reviewing these cases that were submitted… Continue reading USCIS updates date that premium processing of H-1b cap cases will begin
A recent study released by the Partnership for a New American Economy found that the limitations placed on the number of new H-1b’s that are provided each fiscal year through the H-1b cap is harming the U.S. economy. After the H-1b quota was reached in the first week of April in 2013 and 2014, many… Continue reading Study Finds that H-1b Cap is Hindering the Growth of the U.S. Economy
The H-1b cap filing season officially opens today and the USCIS once again expects a lottery with the end result being that literally tens of 1000’s of professionals, some of them holding US graduate degrees will be rejected and told to go home ! As this unfolds, tech leaders from the Silicon Valley have made a… Continue reading H-1b lottery, CIR, and Silicon Valley