15 Jun 2022

My H1B cap case was approved in 2014. After getting my H1B visa stamped, however, the company ran into financial problems. I ended up not ever coming to the U.S. in H1B status. I now have found a different company in the U.S. willing to hire me. Do I have to wait for next year’s lottery, or can the H1B be filed now?

AnswerThe USCIS technically considers a foreign national counted against the numerical H1B cap if he is granted a change of status to H1B, or if he is issued an H1B visa from a U.S. consulate abroad. Since you were issued an H1B visa, it should...

09 Jun 2022

During my I-485 interview, the officer issued me an RFE for a police report. I provided the document within a few days. How long does it take to process an I-485 application once an RFE is responded to?

Answer Typically, the USCIS does not provide a specific breakdown of processing times based on whether an RFE has been issued, responded to, etc. Rather, the USCIS processing times webpage simply lists processing times based on the type of case and the field office or service...

26 May 2022

Notifying USCIS of Change in Address

Most foreign nationals in the United States must report address changes to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The legal timeframe for this notification is just ten days. The process is simple and free, and helps to facilitate proper delivery of official notices and...