Category Archive: Articles

Dec 29

H1B Amendment with Amend to Stay and Amendment with Extend to Stay

What is H-1B Amendment and what is Amend to Stay? To start with, the petitioner (employer) files the beneficiary’s H-1B petition.  If everything is okay, USCIS approves that H-1B petition. Whenever a material change happens (different scenarios are explained below), the petitioner files H-1B amendment petition for the beneficiary with the USCIS. Based on the …

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Dec 29

US Employment Visas – Links, Websites & Resources

The important URLs that we have mentioned here will be useful for visa preparer / petitioner / beneficiary (candidate).  Candidates will know about their H-1B petition status, will learn how to prepare forms for visa stamping for them and their dependents, their online form, their travel history etc. www.uscis.gov:  To find out more about employment visas, dependent visas, …

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Dec 29

H-1B Cap Exempt Employers

H-1B Exempt Employers:  Institution of higher education, non-profit entity related or affiliated to an institution of Higher education, non-profit research organization or a governmental research organization are exempted in H-1B cap and they can hire qualified professionals at any point of time during the year. H-1B petition preparers should mention this information in Letter of …

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Dec 27

How to fill i765 EAD Form?

EAD (Employment Authorization Card) is issued by USCIS by which the card holder can work for a particular duration as give in the EAD card.  Employment visa holder and Non Employment visa holder can apply for EAD per the instructions from USCIS. Permission to accept employment or Replacement (of lost employment authorization document) or Renewal …

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Dec 27

Credential and Education Evaluation

What is credential Evaluation? Why do we need credential evaluation? One of the requirements for H-1B visa from USCIS is that candidate should have a four year Bachelor’s degree. Credential Evaluation is not required for Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree earned by a candidate from US Colleges or Universities. Credential Evaluation is required for candidate’s …

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Dec 27

USCIS H1B Filing Fee for CAP, Amendments & Extensions

The table below displays about H-1B Base Filing Fees, ACWIA Fees, Fraud fee and H-1B dependent fee.  For up to date information, please refer USCIS website http://www.uscis.gov/fees  and http://www.uscis.gov/forms/h-and-l-filing-fees-form-i-129-petition-nonimmigrant-worker.  Next to the table section, “USCIS Fee Exemption and/or Determination questions” displays the options to be checked by the petitioner based on extension or amendment. For …

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Dec 18

H1B CAP PROCESS

Step by Step H1b cap process: In this article, we have explained about the different steps in filing H-1B petition with USCIS below and the responsibility and accountability of the candidate and the petitioner. We have also mentioned about the steps after H1B petition is approved.  If the petition is approved by USCIS, candidate living …

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Dec 18

H1B eligibility criteria

H1B eligibility criteria | Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree with experience Petitioners follow USCIS rules and regulations to process H-1B visa. Petitioners source resumes based on their requirements and they filter it by the eligibility criteria. More importance is given to four years Bachelor’s degree, or Master’s degree with experience related to their requirements. Few petitioners …

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Dec 18

2017 H1B Cap Process Overview

H1B cap process | H1B cap overview | H1B cap lottery H-1B visa is a temporary employment visa issued by USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services), for eligible candidates (foreign nationals) through petitioner (Employer) for a period of 6 years. After six years, H-1B Visa can be extended based on certain specific criteria like …

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Dec 18

USCIS H1B Processing Center

H1B processing center | h1b Service Center | i129 Petitions  Processing Center The non-immigrant visas and Green Card are handled by US Department of State. It has several Government agencies and an agency may have one or more US offices. H1B Service Center: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (www.uscis.gov) is a government agency working …

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