21 May 2020

June 2020 Visa Bulletin: EB1 India Advances

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the June 2020 Visa Bulletin. All cutoff dates listed refer to the dates in the final action (FA) chart, unless otherwise specified. Visa Bulletin Summary Employment-Based, First Preference (EB1) Category The EB1 cutoff date for India moves ahead by more...

21 May 2020

NewsFlash! Big Win for H1B Workers, Employers in Settlement Agreement Between USCIS and IT Serve Alliance

Yesterday, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and IT Serve Alliance reached a settlement agreement, which should positively impact the H1B process for many IT workers and employers. According to the settlement agreement, the USCIS agreed to the following:The USCIS will withdraw the...

13 May 2020

Updated Visa Bulletin Information and Predictions

During a recent virtual meeting with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Charles Oppenheim, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, provided some updated information and a couple of predictions regarding the monthly visa bulletin. All predictions refer to...

07 May 2020

My H1B registration was selected in the lottery. I am having trouble getting all the documents I need for the H1B petition due to the COVID-19 situation. Has the USCIS extended the deadline for when we need to file the H1B petition?

Answer No, the USCIS has not extended this deadline. Cases selected in the registration lottery must be filed within the period indicated on the registration selection notice (which, for most people, is June 30, 2020). (07.May.2020)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the...