By Justin G. Fok As many of our readers are aware, on January 30, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced a final rule that modified the selection process for selecting H-1B petitions for the 2020 fiscal year (2019 calendar year) H-1B cap. While this was not the major change to the … Continue reading
Category: News H-1B
Here’s where you can find U.S. and California news and updates on H-1B visas and eligibility.
On May 7, 2018 our office received the first H1B approval for the 2019 cap. Since that time, we have received numerous approvals for the H1B’s that were submitted on April 1, 2018. While we have only received approvals for a portion of the cases we have submitted, we are delighted to see how quickly … Continue reading
We are pleased to announce that as of Monday, April 23, 2018, our office has begun receiving receipt notices for the H-1B’s we have submitted for the FY 2019 cap. Typically, we will receive additional receipt notices for at least the next few weeks. For this past month, we have received many phone calls and … Continue reading
On April 12, 2018, USCIS announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutorily mandated 65,000 regular cap, and the 20,000 master’s cap petitions, thus using the entire available cap quota for FY 2019. The total number of H-1B petitions received between April 2 and April 6 was 190,098. While it is … Continue reading
With H-1B season fast approaching, we are beginning to receive inquiries from small start-ups asking if they can qualify as H-1B sponsors for their employees. The short answer is “Yes,” with the caveat that a start-up-based H-1B case has additional issues to consider when compared to an H-1B case for a larger, more established company. … Continue reading