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Most Common H1B RFE Reasons

The H1B visa is a temporary visa that is granted to non-immigrants with specialty occupation. People who are awarded this particular visa are employed in positions that require highly specialized skills and knowledge.

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USCIS Makes Substantial Changes to I-539 Application Process Starting March 11, 2019

USCIS has announced that it is making changes to Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and that the new revised form will be the only version allowed starting March 11, 2019.  Unfortunately,  USCIS has also indicated that the form itself will only be available on USCIS website on March 11, 2019 – the same day on which is becomes the only acceptable version of the form.    

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New Rule Amending H-1B Lottery Selection Process Effective April 1, 2019

On January 30, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule revising the random selection process (commonly referred to as the annual “H-1B Lottery”) by which the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

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Third-Party Placement for H-1B Beneficiaries Sees Increased Scrutiny as Cap Deadline Nears

With April 1, 2019 and the H-1B cap deadline quickly approaching, employers seeking to use H-1B workers in third-party worksite arrangements will likely continue to see increased scrutiny from USCIS. 

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How to Handle Specialty Occupation H-1B RFEs?

The specialty occupation issue is not new.   One of the explicit requirements for each H-1B petition is that the petitioner prove that the offered position is “specialty occupation” 

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H-1B: Bills introduced in House, Senate to ax per-country green card limits

Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday introduced matching bills that would throw out per-country limits on employment-based green cards.

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What is a “specialty occupation?

Introduction
The immigration law defines a specialty occupation as one that requires the attainment of a Bachelor’s or higher degree – or its equivalent – in a specialized field.

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International students face restrictions when getting jobs in US

For many international students, the struggle to find a job on campus and maintain enough hours to pay all mandatory expenses is one that is common and unwavering.

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USCIS to Require Biometrics for Certain Foreign Nationals Seeking a Change or Extension of Nonimmigrant Status

USCIS to Require Biometrics for Certain Foreign Nationals Seeking a Change or Extension of Nonimmigrant Status

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Restoring H-1B Status Following H-1B Petition Denial Without Travel Abroad

It is not a secret that the last several month have brought a great increase in the rate of RFEs and denials on H-1B petitions – mainly focusing on the specialty occupation and right to control issues. 

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