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USCIS Completes FY 2025 H-1B Cap Selection: Key Changes and Deadlines for Applicants

Updated: Jun 28, 2024 | Tags: H-1B Cap FY 2025, USCIS Application Deadlines, Key Changes in H-1B Process

The H-1B visa program remains a cornerstone for U.S. businesses seeking skilled foreign talent. Each year, thousands of applicants vie for a spot within the congressionally mandated cap. Recently, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the completion of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap selection process.  This announcement brings…

Preparing for the FY25 H-1B Season: Key Program Changes You Should Be Aware Of

Updated: Apr 11, 2024 | Tags: Key Changes for FY25 H-1B Applications

The H-1B visa program enables U.S. companies to employ skilled foreign workers in specialty occupations. These positions typically require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields such as science, engineering, or technology.  The H-1B visa is in high demand, and the application process can be complex. Understanding ongoing changes to the H-1B program…

Senate Bill Adds Immigrant Visas And H-1B Family Protections

Updated: Apr 03, 2024 | Tags: Senate Bill Boosts Visas, Protects H-1B Families

In a move with potential far-reaching implications, a bipartisan Senate bill addresses both border concerns and immigration reform. This unexpected collaboration signals potential for change in a historically divisive policy area. Key features of the bill include increasing available visas for families and skilled professionals, and expanding protections for families of H-1B visa holders.…

Domestic Renewal of H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas for Certain Applicants

Updated: Apr 03, 2024 | Tags: H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas, H-1B, Domestic Renewal

Navigating the complexities of travel and visa regulations often feels like unraveling a tightly wound skein of yarn, each thread revealing more about the intricate dance between international mobility and bureaucratic necessities. Recently,…

Department of State to Process Domestic Visa Renewals in Limited Pilot Program

Updated: Apr 05, 2024 | Tags: Domestic Visa Renewals, H-1B

The announcement by the U.S. Department of State to initiate a limited pilot program for domestic visa renewals has emerged as a beacon of hope for countless nonimmigrant visa holders across the country. This significant development marks a potential shift in the landscape of visa…

Immigration Service Finalizes Changes To H-1B Visa Lottery

Updated: Mar 25, 2024 | Tags: USCIS Announces Updates to H-1B Visa Lottery

The H-1B visa program provides a pathway for skilled foreign nationals to work in the United States within specialty occupations.  Technology companies, universities, and other employers needing highly qualified professionals often utilize this visa category. The program is essential for U.S. businesses seeking to fill critical skills gaps and maintain a competitive…

H-1B Cap Season Gets Efficiency Boost with USCIS Improvements

Updated: Mar 18, 2024 | Tags: USCIS Improves H-1B Process for Cap Season, H-1B

The H-1B visa program is a crucial pathway for U.S. employers to recruit and retain highly skilled foreign workers in specialty occupations. These occupations often require specialized knowledge in fields such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).   Each year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) holds a cap-subject…

USCIS to Launch Organizational Accounts, Enabling Online Collaboration and Submission of H-1B Registration

Updated: Feb 25, 2024 | Tags: H-1B visa, Online Collaboration and Submission of H-1B Registration

The H-1B visa program is a vital pathway for highly skilled foreign workers to contribute their talents to US companies. This program allows companies in the United States to fill specialized roles when qualified US workers are unavailable. But how does the H-1B visa process work, and what challenges might applicants face? Currently, the H-1B application and registration…

FY 2024 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 1

Updated: Feb 25, 2024 | Tags: Immigration, H-1B visa, H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period

Are you a U.S. employer looking to hire skilled foreign workers? The H-1B visa is a crucial pathway for companies to access specialized talent. This visa category is reserved for foreign nationals working in "specialty occupations" that typically require a relevant bachelor's degree or higher. Due to high demand, the H-1B visa has an annual numerical limit ("cap"). …

DHS Proposes Changes to H-1B Program, Aiming for Efficiency and Fairness

Updated: Feb 23, 2024 | Tags: H1-B, H-1B visa program overhaul

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a significant overhaul of the H-1B visa program, aiming to streamline the application process, enhance its fairness and effectiveness, and attract highly skilled foreign workers to the United States. The proposed changes, outlined in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published…