Monday, July 27, 2009

H-1 Update and a note

The USCIS’ latest H-1B count update shows that as of July 10, 2009, approximately 44,900 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed. In mid-May the USCIS reported that approximately 45,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed. A recent article in the IT trade journal Computerworld explains that the retreat in H-1B numbers is due to the fact that USCIS is actually denying more cases than they are receiving. Anecdotal reports are that immigration attorneys are seeing many more denials than in years past.

For the healthcare occupations this may be a good sign. Physical and Occupational Therapy positions are being approved without much incident, now that the Masters Degree issue has been resolved. The USCIS seems to be willing to accept the argument that certain nursing positions are eligible for H-1B visas as well, provided that the proffered positions are normally ones for which bachelor degrees are required.

Note- Our MU email server is having some problems. We should have it resolved in the next few days. If you have emailed me and I haven’t responded, odds are that I did not receive it. Once the email is fixed, you should re-send the email.


  1. Dear Sir, I am an Indian Nurse. I wanted to clarify following Sir: 1. My PD August,2005. As per your reply to my query(comments on your last posting), Very good chance to my pd will become current in next fiscal year(2010).
    Sir, I have received Packet 3 from NVC 2 years back. only process is left for my is to submit packet 3 to NVC alongwith supporting documents. Sir, I wanted to know what are the supporting documents required for Indian nurse to submit packet 3 back to NVC. Passport copies & DS-230 are enough.

    Please clarfy. I am one of your client, case filed through All About staffing, India

  2. Hi Shibu-
    Your question is quite specific. You should contact the specific attorney who is working on your case. It is not me.


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