visas Tag

May I apply online to extend or change my nonimmigrant status?

21:23 10 January in LAC Blog

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) allows for electronic filing of certain applications for immigration benefits, including certain Forms I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status.  The agency claims that this will get your application into their processing queue faster than mail delivery.  Given the...

IMMIGRATION UPDATE – December 8, 2021

22:59 10 November in News Updates

IMMIGRATION UPDATE – December 8, 2021 Biden Administration Increases Travel Restrictions in Response to New 'Omicron' Coronavirus Variant – In a rapidly developing situation, following new travel bans imposed on several countries, the Biden administration announced additional measures, effective December 6, 2021, including a requirement that...

The FY2015 H-1B Cap has been reached

20:11 05 August in News Updates

The FY2015 H-1B Cap has been reached and a lottery will be conducted for all petitions received at USCIS from Tuesday, April 1 through Monday, April 7. Please note that any cases received at USCIS by close of business today will be included in the lottery. Cases...

UPDATE: Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B Quota

20:04 05 August in News Updates

The filing window for H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2014 numerical cap will open on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.   The earliest start date of employment pursuant to these H-1Bs will be October 1, 2014. The visa numbers available remain unchanged: Regular/Bachelor's Cap:    68,000, with...