USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Certain I-140 Petitions

USCIS announced that effective June 29, 2009, it will resume Premium Processing Service for Form I-140, Immigrantan alien admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident. Permanent residents are also commonly referred to as immigrants; however, the Immigration and NationalityThe country of a person’s citizenship or country in which the person is deemed a nationalA person owing...
read more

DOS Releases July 2009 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State (DOS) released its July 2009 Visavisa allows the bearer to apply for entry to the U.S. in a certain classification (e.g. student (F), visitor (B), temporary worker (H)). A visa does not grant the bearer the right to enter the United States. The Department of State (DOS) is responsible for visa adjudication at U.S. Embassies and Consulates outside of the U.S. The Department...
read more

USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count

As of June 19, 2009, approximately 44,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions and approximately 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption had been filed. USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the statutory limits.  This represents a 100 case increase since...
read more