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USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2018

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USCIS announced on April 7, 2017, that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2018. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master’s cap.    

USCIS received 199,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 3, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption.Read More


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H1B抽签结果开始揭晓,你抽中了没?

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从昨天(2017年4月13日)开始,宋和孟律师事务所部分H1B客户的申请费已经被移民局收下(cashed。这意味着今年的H1B抽签结果已经开始逐步揭晓。今年移民局总共收到了199,000份申请,相比去年和前年都略有减少。

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USCIS Reached FY 2018 H-1B Cap on April 7, 2017

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On April 7th, 2017, USCIS announced that it has reached the 65,000 H-1B visa Regular Cap and the 20,000 visa H-1B Masters Cap for the 2018 Fiscal Year.

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May 2017 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the May 2017 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.Read More


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April 2017 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the April 2017 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.Read More


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现在开始准备H1B申请,还来得及吗?

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今年H1B的申请已经进入到最后的准备阶段。每一年总有很多申请人,因为种种原因,来询问宋和孟律师事务所:H1B申请最晚什么时候要开始准备

对于这样的提问,宋和孟律师事务所在此友情提醒一下:同学,你提问的打开方式不太正确。

千万不要因为自己的拖延,而去追求“最晚”开始。当然,有的时候有些雇员因为不得已的原因,不得不比较晚开始准备,比如新加入这家公司,或者公司内部审核流程冗长,另当别论。

不论是什么原因导致,现在准备H1B申请,还是可能来得及的,但是已经非常紧迫了。

H1B对于申请的时间要求很高,具体的流程,可以参考宋和孟律师事务所之前的文章《H1B申请的正确打开方式》。这里我们谈一谈最晚的可能性,以及为什么这是“最晚”的时间。顺便提醒大家,针对本年度受名额限制的H1B,宋和孟律师事务所受理截止时间是本周六3月11

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USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions Effective April 3, 2017

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USCIS announced its decision to temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions, starting April 3, 2017.

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移民局为什么暂停H1B加急,影响有哪些?

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3月3日(周五),移民局突然在网站上发布公告,将从今年4月3日起,暂停所有H1B的加急处理服务,暂停期拟定为6个月。

这个消息出来以后,宋和孟律师事务所收到了大量客户的焦急问询,想了解这对他们的影响有哪些。孟小洁律师就大家最关心的几个话题,在这里一并跟大家分析下移民局暂停H1B加急服务的影响,希望可以帮助大家提早安排规划。

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情人节福利:配偶签证优劣大盘点

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对于有家属的人而言,选择合适的美国签证类型从来不是一个人的事。要考虑的因素除了申请的难易程度、停留时间之外,还必须考虑家属的福利情况。情人节之际,宋和孟律师事务所在此为各位身在美国的眷侣,就各种配偶身份类型盘点一番,希望可以帮助在美国的小家庭,通过选择合适的签证类型,更好地规划全家人的未来。

针对非移民类的配偶身份,主要考虑的问题无非两个:1)能不能工作;2)能不能上学。宋和孟律师事务所的孟小洁律师就这两点考虑,将配偶身份排个序供大家参考。 Read More


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March 2017 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the March 2017 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.

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