USCIS is implementing the next phase of the premium processing expansion for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. Similar to the first phase and second...
FY2023 H-1B CAP APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN REACHED
USCIS has apparently received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the statutory 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption for fiscal year (FY) 2023. We anticipate an agency announcement shortly. Over the past...
Sponsoring Your Family Members for Immigration to the United States: A Step-by-Step Guide
It is possible for you, as an American citizen, to assist a family member living in another country to become a legal permanent resident of the United States via the acquisition of what is often known as a "Green Card." It is possible for you, as an American citizen,...
Preparing for the FY2023 H-1B Cap Season
Each fiscal year, USCIS is authorized to issue 65,000 H-1B visas and an additional 20,000 H-1B advanced degree visas.
USCIS Strongly Encourages Certain I-485 Applicants to Request a Transfer of the Underlying Basis, If Eligible.
On January 21, 2022, USCIS posted an alert announcing that there is an “exceptionally high number” of employment-based visas available this fiscal year (October 2021 through September 2022). Specifically, there are many more visas available in the first and second employment-based categories than pending adjustment of status (AOS) applications pending.