The 2021 H-1B Visa Applications

March 1, 2021

  2021 H-1B Visa Applications What is an H-1B Visa? The H-1B visa is an employment-based, temporary work, non-immigrant visa. This visa offers companies the opportunity to bring highly-skilled, credentialed foreign citizens into the U.S. for employment in a specialty occupation for up to 6 years. After the H-1B expires, the visa holder can reapply.…

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Spars Between Business Groups and Organized Labor Emerge Over Immigration Bill’s H-1B Visa Program

May 14, 2013

Amidst a high-skilled worker program, incorporated in the Senate’s proposed immigration bill, differences have arisen between business groups, who want to make it easier for companies to hire people from abroad, and organized labor, who aim to ensure that American tech workers get the “first crack” at a job. Prior to a hearing Tuesday of…

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ATTENTION: Less Than 10,000 H-1B Visas Available

June 12, 2012

USCIS As explained in previous FY 2013 H-1B cap count update, H-1B visa petitions are generally subject to the 65,000 H-1B numerical limitation (the “cap”). Some petitions, however, are exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption provided to the first 20,000 petitions filed for a beneficiary who has obtained a U.S. master’s degree…

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UPDATE: FY 2013 H-1B Cap Count

May 8, 2012

FY 2013 H-1B Cap Count Cap Type  Cap Amount  Cap Eligible Petitions   Date of Last Count H-1B Regular Cap  65,000  32,500 05/04/2012 H-1B Master’s Degree Exemption  20,000 13,700 05/04/2012 (c) Picture:  USCIS Best regards und viele Grüße aus Charlotte Reinhard von Hennigs

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Reminder: H-1B Filing Season Starts MONDAY

March 30, 2012

This is a friendly reminder that the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY2013) H-1B filing season will begin on Monday April 2, 2012. For the last several years the H-1B cap season has averaged nine months before all 65,000 H-1B regular cap slots were used. However, with the U.S. economy improving, some expect that the 65,000 H-1B…

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Reminder: H-1B Filing Season Approaching

February 27, 2012

USCIS will start accepting petitions for H-1B visas on Monday, April 2, 2012, with employment commencing October 1, 2012, at the earliest. This date marks the beginning of fiscal year 2013. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields, such as…

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USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B Cap

November 30, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced last week that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2012. USCIS is notifying the public that Nov. 22, 2011, was the final receipt date for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting an…

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H-1B Visa-Kontingent noch nicht ausgeschöpft

July 18, 2011

Die amerikanische Einwanderungsbehörde USCIS gab letzte Woche bekannt, dass weiterhin H-1B Visaanträge für das Steuerjahr 2012 (Oktober 2011 – September 2012) eingereicht werden können. Die seit dem 1. April laufende Frist zur Einreichung der Anträge läuft solange, bis die Obergrenzen von 65.000 Anträgen für ein H-1B Visum bzw. 20.000 Anträgen für das „H-1B Masters Exemptions“…

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USCIS Continues to Accept FY 2012 H-1B Petitions

April 14, 2011

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on April 8 announced it continues to accept H-1B nonimmigrant petitions that are subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2012 cap. The agency began accepting these petitions on April 1, 2011. USCIS is monitoring the number of petitions received that count toward the congressionally mandated annual H-1B cap of…

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USCIS Announces Proposed H-1B Electronic Registration System to Reduce Costs for U.S. Businesses

March 9, 2011

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a proposed rule that could save U.S. businesses more than $23 million over the next 10 years by establishing an advance registration process for U.S. employers seeking to file H-1B petitions for foreign workers in specialty occupations. The proposed electronic system would minimize administrative burdens and expenses related…

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