Monday, September 16, 2019

ANALYSIS OF CURRENT RFE TRENDS AND HOW TO GET YOUR CASE APPROVED

MU Law will be hosting a free webinar for our clients and friends on Wednesday November 13, 2019 at 2PM / 11AM PT. Interested clients and friends can register for our webinar by clicking on the link below.

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This webinar will provide an analysis of current RFE trends and how to beat the USCIS’s RFE and get your case approved.  
  
Webinar Agenda:
1.   H-1B issues
·       Specialty Occupation
·       Availability of Work
·       Right to Control
2.   I-140 Issues
·       Bona Fide Offer
·       Ability to Pay
3.   I-485 Issues
·       Maintenance of Status
o   F-1 to Green Card
o   H-1B to Green Card
4.   Q&A

PLEASE JOIN US!

Monday, September 9, 2019

US CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICE ANNOUNCES FEE FOR PRE-REGISTRATION FOR H-1BS


On September 4, 2019 the USCIS announced a new proposed rule that requires employers preparing to file H-1B cap-subject petitions to pay a $10 fee for each electronic registration the employer submits to USCIS.  The USCIS is funded by fees collected for filings and plans to use the registration fees to cover the costs of implementing the new pre-registration system.

In January 2019 the USCIS introduced an electronic registration requirement for employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions.  Under the January 2019 rule, all H-1B lottery petitions will need to be electronically pre-registered during the H-1B pre-registration period from April 1-7.  After the pre-registration period has concluded, USCIS will run the H-1B lottery.  All H-1B lottery winners will then submit the actual H-1B petition.  

After considering public feedback, USCIS decided to suspend the electronic pre-registration requirement until the April 2020 cap season in order to complete user testing and ensure the system and process are fully functional.