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USCIS Reaches FY2017 H-1B Cap

Today USCIS announced that it has reached the FY2017 H-1B cap. They will use a computer-generated process, also known as the lottery, to randomly select the petitions needed to meet the general category (65,000 H-1B visas) and advanced degree exemption (20,000...

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H-1B Season Is Upon Us!

Those U.S. employers interested in on-boarding foreign national workers in the H-1B specialty occupation category starting October 1, 2016, may file their H-1B petitions 6 months prior to the October 1st start date, on April 1, 2016.  There is an annual quota of...

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USCIS Alert: FY2016 H-1B Cap Reached!

USCIS announced this week that it has received enough H-1B cap-subject petitions to reach the cap for FY2016 (employment start date of October 1, 2015).  USCIS will complete initial intake before it conducts the lottery, but due to the high number of petitions, it is...

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