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NewsFlash! Aug 19 Deadline for H1B Amendments for Employee Relocation

Employers who are required to file amended H1B petitions due to employee worksite changes must do so by August 19, 2015. USCIS guidance, issued May 21, 2015, interprets H1B amendment requirements in light of a recent Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC. A key component of the USCIS guidance is a [...]

USCIS FAQs Address Many H-4 EAD Questions (Part 1)

As expected, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on May 20, 2015, regarding the newly-created H-4 employment authorization document (EAD) option. The first part of this two-part article summarizes the most straightforward of the issues addressed in the H-4 EAD FAQs. Background: H-4 EADs and Open Issues [...]

Teleconference: Optional Practical Training (OPT), Travel, and Transition to H1B

The third and final teleconference in our series designed for F-1 students, rescheduled for May 19, 2015, addresses common issues and questions encountered by F-1 students at the end of their program of study. Students learn the requirements for OPT and receive helpful hints and advice on how to avoid certain problems with the OPT [...]

NewsFlash! Effective May 26th, Premium Processing Temporarily Suspended for H1B Extensions

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that, effective May 26th, the agency “…will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015.” Further, premium processing fees will be refunded for any H1B extension case filed before May 26, 2015, if the USCIS fails to act on the [...]

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I am on L-1 and my wife has an L-2 EAD. I will be changing to H1B status on October 1st. When that happens, is there any way for my wife to continue working?

Answer Once you are no longer on L-1, your wife will not be able to stay on L-2 or use the corresponding EAD. She likely will have to change to H-4, unless she can change to her own independent status. Some H-4s will be able to get EADs to allow employment soon, but the primary [...]

I have been in H1B status for more than six years. Can I transfer to a new employer based on a revoked I -140?

Answer In order to be eligible for additional H1B time beyond the six years, the I-140 must stay in place (unrevoked). If the I-140 has been revoked, it may be possible to obtain an H1B approval for the amount of time remaining on the existing petition, but it is not a certainty that it will [...]

I have been working on OPT and my EAD expired last month. I timely filed a 17-month OPT STEM extension and the USCIS has just issued a request for evidence (RFE) on it. Meanwhile, my employer filed an H1B petition for me while I still had an unexpired EAD for the initial OPT period. …

… The H1B petition was approved with an I-94 for a start date of October 1st, which is still in the future. Based on the H1B filing, I obtained a new I-20 for cap-gap employment. If I withdraw my STEM extension instead of replying to the RFE, would that present any issues? Answer As long [...]

Online I-94 Information Useful, but Only for Entry / Exit Information

In May 2014, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made it possible for travelers to access their respective I-94 arrival / departure records. This database provides a person’s most recent I-94 admission record as well entry and departure records for the past five years. This system is a great tool from a recordkeeping perspective and [...]

Is it possible to transfer an expired H1B from company A to company B while I am outside the U.S.?

Answer H1Bs are not transferred from company to company. Thus, the expiration date is not important. If the person was counted against the cap and has not used all of the six years of H1B time, it is usually possible to file for H1B as cap exempt. This can be done from outside of the [...]

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