Ensuring H-1B Employees can Extend Beyond the Six-Year Limit

The H-1B visa is used by U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in a specialty occupation. It is typically used for professionals who have at least a bachelor’s degree in a specific field of study that is required by the occupation. H1-B...

Register for Reddy & Neumann’s January 25th Webinar for Employers

Mon, Jan 25, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST Register here   H-1B cap season is just around the corner! USCIS will implement the new H-1B registration system once again in the upcoming cap season. We’ll kick off FY 2022 by discussing what to expect with...

Beware of Scam Email Targeting Indian Immigrants

There have been several reports of a recent scam targeting those in the U.S. with a nonimmigrant visa, primarily individuals from India. These individuals are receiving an email as follows:   The email claims that a warrant has been issued for...

Trump Administration Moving Forward with H-1B Lottery Changes

Today, the Department of Homeland Security has published an advanced copy of the final regulation that would change the current random H-1B lottery system. The regulation would distribute new H-1B visas based on the wage level of the salary offer,...

Federal Judge Sets Aside DOL Wage Rule and DHS H-1B Eligibility Rule

In a major win for employers, a federal judge in the Northern District of California has set aside the Department of Labor (DOL) interim final rule, “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the...

New DHS Rule Revising H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Program Released

DHS released its interim final rule (IFR) in the Federal Register on October 8, 2020, which would revise the definition of the term “specialty occupation” and make other changes to the H-1B nonimmigrant program. The IFR is effective December 7, 2020....

Premium Processing Bill Passes! So what does that mean?

Yesterday, Congress passed a bill that would allow USCIS to raise the premium processing fee and also expand it to cover new immigration categories.  It is imperative to understand that while this is good for the future, there are no changes right...

5 Important Reminders for Cap H-1B Beneficiaries!

#1 – Cap-gap ends September 30th. The automatic cap-gap benefit ends September 30th. You cannot extend cap-gap. If you are reliant on cap-gap for work authorization and your H-1B cap petition is still pending after September 30th, you must stop working...

Updates regarding Interview Waiver/Dropbox Option in India

As of August 17th, the United States Embassy and Consulates in India began resuming visa processing for F, M, and certain J categories. Appointments for these categories are now available through the U.S. Visa Information Service for India website....

H-1B Portability: Changing to a new H-1B employer

When it comes to nonimmigrant visas, portability is a very useful characteristic of the H-1B visa classification. H-1B portability has been mentioned in several recent articles covering topics such as the 60-day grace period and concurrent employment. H-1B...

Increased Minimum Wages for H-1B, H-1B1, E-3 and PERM?

The Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a regulation that would increase the minimum wages for the PERM, H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 programs.  The proposed regulation is under the review of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) which has 90 days to review...

USCIS Again Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

On September 11th, USCIS extended the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to assist applicants and petitioners responding to certain agency requests, such as: Requests for Evidence; Continuations to...

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