Updated Eligibility to the National Interest Exception (NIE)

April 23, 2021

  Breaking Down the Eligibility Updates to the National Interest Exception (NIE) As times change and more people are getting vaccinated, the U.S. State Department has updated its eligibility for the National Interest Exception (NIE). If you are unfamiliar with the NIE, it is a way for current U.S. visa holders, ESTA-approved travelers, or applicants…

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H-1B Cap Might be Reached Soon

May 31, 2012

USCIS started accepting H-1B petitions subject to the numerical caps starting on April 2, 2012. The number of H-1B petitions submitted subject to the general cap as of May 25 was 48,400 counting toward the 65,000 cap. The number of H-1B petitions subject to the advanced degree cap was 17,500 counting toward the 20,000 cap…

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Reminder: H-1B Filing Season Starts MONDAY

March 30, 2012

This is a friendly reminder that the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY2013) H-1B filing season will begin on Monday April 2, 2012. For the last several years the H-1B cap season has averaged nine months before all 65,000 H-1B regular cap slots were used. However, with the U.S. economy improving, some expect that the 65,000 H-1B…

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USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B Cap

November 30, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced last week that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2012. USCIS is notifying the public that Nov. 22, 2011, was the final receipt date for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting an…

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