Clarity and Strength in Immigration Law

Posted in: February, 2014

Time to Verify the FEINs for H-1B Cap FY 2015 Filings!

New H-1B clients frequently ask me what the first step is, or what they should be doing now to prepare for the upcoming H-1B cap. While the answer varies depending on whether they have filed before, how much corporate information we already have on file, etc., we have outlined the basic steps here and here.  […]

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H-1B Cap FY2015: Prepare for a Visa Shortage!

While much of the country braces for a huge snow storm, now is also the time for employers to finalize their hiring and H-1B sponsorship plans, and for employees who need H-1B sponsorship to finalize their plans and start preparing the H-1B filings. There is an annual cap or limit of 65,000 H-1B petitions, and […]

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What is the H-1B Visa Application Process?

The FY2015 H-1B season is right around the corner! These days, many employer and employees filing the H-1B petition for the first time are wondering what the H-1B petition preparation process is like. We have prepared a step-by-step guide, which is available here. Of course we are also happy to answer other questions you might […]

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H-1B Cap FY 2015: Should I File the H-1B Via Premium Processing?

We are quickly approaching the April 1 filing date for H-1B cap-subject petitions. One question many clients ask is whether they should request premium processing for their H-1B petition. What is premium processing? Premium processing refers to an optional service that USCIS offers for some types of petitions, including H-1B petitions. If a petitioners choses […]

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H-1B US Master’s Degree Cap: Graduates of For-Profit and Unaccredited Universities Beware!

Graduates of US master’s degree programs from institutions that are unaccredited or for-profit may now have an additional hurdle in filing H-1B petitions.  Generally speaking, there is a separate quota of 20,000 H-1B visas available for graduates of US master’s degree programs. This is advantageous for US master’s degree graduates; if there is an H-1B […]

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