Employers Face New USCIS Fee to Register Each H-1B Lottery Candidate-photo-by-wonderlane

Employers Face New USCIS Fee to Register Each H-1B Lottery Candidate

The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has proposed charging a $10 fee to employers to register each H-1B lottery candidate, starting with next year’s lottery. This year, USCIS announced plans to change the H-1B lottery process by requiring employers to electronically pre-register candidates for the annual lottery. For years,…

Premium Processing Resumes for H-1B Petitions for Now Photo by Saffu

Premium Processing Available for H-1B Petitions in April Lottery—But With Delay

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has resumed premium processing for all H-1B petitions. However, USCIS will delay premium processing handling for H-1B petitions submitted for this year’s lottery, which opens on April 1.   Two Tracks for Premium Processing This year, only H-1B petitioners who are subject to the lottery and are requesting a…

Success in This Year's H-1B Lottery Photo by mimi-thian

What You Need to Know for Success in This Year’s H-1B Lottery

The Alcorn Immigration Law team’s H-1B season began in December. Since then, we’ve been working with employers preparing H-1B visa applications for the April lottery. Given the increased scrutiny, requests for evidence (RFEs), and denials these applications face, employers and H-1B candidates should focus on assembling the strongest petition they can. Delays, uncertainty about visa…

Delay in Premium Processing for H-1B Applications

Delay in Premium Processing for H-1B Applications for Lottery

Expect delays in premium processing for H-1B visa applications this year. With the annual H-1B lottery fast approaching on April 2 and the expected processing delays, your company should act now to prepare H-1B petitions for prospective candidates—if it hasn’t already. The Alcorn Immigration Law team knows what it takes to put together successful H-1B petitions. Moreover,…