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H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin April 27

April 14, 2015  On April 27, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions requesting premium processing, including petitions seeking an exemptio...
April 14, 2015 H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin April 27
April 13, 2015 USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2016
April 10, 2015 Grace Period Extended for Prior Versions of Form G-28
April 08, 2015 AAO Seeks Amicus Curiae (friend of the court) Briefs
The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) is seeking amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs from stakeholders concerning whether beneficiaries of certain immigrant visa petitions have a legal right to participate in the adjudication process, including appealing to the AAO (and if so, when, and under what circumstances).
April 06, 2015 Delivery Service Error Guidance for FY16 H-1B Cap Filings
April 02, 2015 USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for Fiscal Year 2015
USCIS has received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015. March 26, 2015 was the final receipt date for new H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date before October 1, 2015.
March 30, 2015 Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card is Now Available in the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS)
March 26, 2015 Workload Transfer within Service Center Operations
March 23, 2015 New Version of Form I-407 Now Available
USCIS has published a new edition of USCIS Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Status (OMB No. 1615-0130). You can download the form on our website.
March 19, 2015 District Court Grants DOL Motion Concerning H-2B Program
On March 18, the federal district court in the Northern District of Florida granted a motion filed by the Department of Labor (DOL) effectively permitting DOL to restart its issuance of temporary labor certifications under the H-2B visa program through April 15, 2015.