H1B Visa

H1B Visa 2019 Cap Count – Advanced Degree Applications Overtakes General Category

USCIS completes Random selection of H-1B Visa 2019 applications. So far everything is proceeding as expected (previous years). But, with a HUGE twist. USCIS for the first time in several years, published the Cap Count for Advanced Degree and it’s more than General Category applications.   I’m still pondering why USCIS published the advanced Degree…

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The New H1B Visa Memo from USCIS: Analysis, Potential Impact and FAQ’s

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On Feb 22, 2018 USCIS published a new H1B Visa Memo titled “Contracts and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites”. Here’s the Press Release from USCIS about the Memo: In publishing this policy, USCIS clarifies existing regulatory requirements relating to H-1B petitions filed for workers who will be employed at one or more third-party…

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Experience – H1B Visa Interview – Dropbox, 221g and Interview at U.S. Consulate in Chennai

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Here’s an H1B Visa renewal Dropbox Experience in Chennai with 221(g) (happened in Mid 2017) as shared by an reader. As you read through the experience, you may realize the roller-coaster of emotional ride experienced by this reader. What is Dropbox (aka Visa Interview Waiver)? Frequent travelers to the USA could renew their visas without…

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H1B Visa Premium Processing is Suspended for 6 Months

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H1B Visa Premium Processing is suspended for up to 6 months by USCIS starting April 3, 2017.  Let me highlight the following: Only Premium Processing for H1B Visa is suspended. This is not the suspension of H1B Visa program. 1. What is Premium Processing? By paying additional $1225 fee, H1B Visa applicants can request processing of…

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