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Final rule amending regulations governing H-1B petitions posted: DHS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted today for public inspection, a final rule amending regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those that may be eligible for the advanced degree exemption. The final rule reverses the order by which U.S. … Continue reading

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Institution must qualify as “US institution of higher education” at time beneficiary’s degree was earned: USCIS

USCIS clarifies that, in order to qualify for an H-1B numerical cap exemption based upon a master’s or higher degree, the conferring institution must have qualified as a “United States institution of higher education” at the time the beneficiary’s degree … Continue reading

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Same or a Similar Occupational Classification: USCIS

USCIS has published a Policy Memorandum for ‘Determining Whether a New Job is in “the Same or a Similar Occupational Classification” for Purposes of Section 204(j) Job Portability’ https://goo.gl/30xaFZ

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Final Guidance on When to File an Amended or New H-1B Petition: USCIS

On April 9, 2015, the precedent decision Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC (Simeio) (http://goo.gl/eHJLuo) was issued. This decision represents the USCIS position that H-1B petitioners are required to file an amended or new petition before placing an H-1B employee at … Continue reading

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Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses: DHS

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are … Continue reading

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US increases H1B & L1 fees, effects Indian IT Companies

The Emergency Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010 of the USA, substantially increases the fees for H1B and L1 categories of visas for applicants that employ more than 50 employees in the United States or have more than 50 per … Continue reading

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