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H1B Cap Count Reaches to 29,000

USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of August 26, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 29,000 H1B cap-subject petitions and 15,800 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees
FY 2012 H1B Cap Count
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Senate Approves Strict Rules on Hiring H1-B Workers

The U.S. Senate agreed on Friday to set restrictions on the hiring of H-1B workers by financial services firms that receive federal bailout funds, but it didn't bar the hiring of foreign workers as proponents had sought.

U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) had proposed legislation this week to prohibit any firm that...

USCIS Offers Helpful Hints for Filing a FY 2009 H1B Cap Case

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), anticipates that April 1, 2008 will see a repeat of the mass filings from last year. With this expectation USCIS has published this list of measures the petitioner can take to ensure that their petition is correctly filed.

For Fiscal Year 2009, the first filing date is Tuesday, April 1, 2008....

Common H1B Errors Leading to Rejections and Denials

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a statement showing the common errors leading to petition rejections or denials. This is a list of the most frequently seen and easily cured mistakes.

Incorrect Fees

Frequently, petitioners miscalculate the amount of money needed for each filing. If you submit the fees in one check and...

USCIS to Issue Regulation on Multiple H1B Filings

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will soon issue an interim final regulation that will prohibit employers from filing more than one H-1B petition on behalf of a single foreign national. The regulation is now being reviewed by federal authorities and is expected to be made public in time for the start of the Fiscal Year 2009...

Premium Processing Service suspended for R1 applications

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has temporarily suspended Premium Processing Service for I-129 petitions seeking R-1 nonimmigrant visa classification filed with the USCIS. Premium Processing Service guarantees that within 15 calendar days of receipt of a petition, USCIS will issue either an approval notice, a notice of intent to...