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FY2024 H-1B REGISTRATION FACT SHEET FOR EMPLOYERS – Registration Period Extended to March 20th, 2023

Registration Process  To file H-1B petitions subject to the FY2024 cap for an employee, you must first electronically register and pay a $10 fee for each electronic registration. The electronic registration includes basic information about the employer and employee. If prepared by an attorney, the process requires an electronic handshake between the employer and attorney. Registrations […]

E-3 Spouses (“E-3S” Status) must enter the United States with E-3S Designation to be eligible to work immediately upon entry. 

Spouses of E-3 visa holders with the E-3S designations are allowed to work in the United States by virtue of their status.  E-3 visas are nonimmigrant specialty occupation visas similar to H-1B visas available exclusively to citizens of Australia.  Even though the E-3 visa holder must be a citizen of Australia, their spouses are not […]

E-3 Visa for Embryologist

I just (September 2022) received an email from a client with the good news that the interview for her nonimmigrant E-3 visa went smoothly and has been APPROVED.  She will be entering the United States by October 1st and will be able to start working immediately.  The E-3 visas are approved for 2 year increments […]

Let’s Celebrate the Victories –

I have been practicing immigration law for over 30 years now.  I have always enjoyed this area of law because I get to help individuals achieve their goal of living in the United States. Over the last 30 years I have successfully navigated many clients through the U.S. immigration maze, I have had many successes […]

My first PERM Application (2015)

The first PERM Application I filed was in June 2015.  The Department of Labor had just set up the online PERM Application site and which one of my clients was going to be the guinea pig?  The client who finally insisted that I stop “waiting for more examples from others who had tried the new […]

LPR Status for Soccer Coach

I am happy to report that today (September 26, 2022) we received the Permanent Resident Card issued to a soccer coach.  We started this PERM case on August 10, 2020 when we filed the Prevailing Wage Determination Request.  (Yes, it took over 2 years).

How USCIS Budget Delays are Affecting You

In addition to Presidential Proclamations, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has been experiencing a budget crisis.  For a quick summary on how the USCIS budget crisis could be affecting your immigration case, please click this link: USCIS Delays – AILA Info

New (2020) Cap-Subject H-1B Process

What Is New?  USCIS has created a new process for filing H-1B cap-subject petitions that will begin for the FY2021 season. Under this new process, employers seeking to file FY2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption, must first electronically register between March 1 – March 20, 2020 and pay an […]


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