H-1B Visa

H-1B Visa

News Flash: Cloudgen LLC Pleads Guilty to H-1B Fraud

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas, the Houston consulting and strategic solutions company has pleaded guilty to committing ongoing H-1B visa fraud for over seven years. Details of the H-1B Fraud The fraud was perpetrated from around March 2013 through December 2020. Cloudgen LLC admitted to recruiting Information Technology…

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News Flash: H-1B Visa Suspension Expires Today

President Biden has opted not to renew former President Trump’s executive order banning H-1B visas. That order was enacted in June 2020 and is set to expire today, March 31, 2021. President Biden has allowed the order to expire today to restore the pipeline for skilled foreign workers. This Is a Win for Businesses, Especially…

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H-1B Recapture of Days Spent Outside the U.S.

In this blog we address the following question: What happens to the time H-1B holders spend outside the U.S. while working for U.S. employers and still within the maximum six-year stay limitation?  You may have wondered this yourself. If you travel abroad for vacation, business, or family matters during your six-year stay in the U.S., how is…

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News Flash: India and U.S. in Talks on H-1B Visa Restrictions

The H-1B visa restrictions have been top-of-mind for most foreign nationals seeking employment opportunities in the U.S. Cooperation between India and the U.S., along with an upcoming expiration date of the Trump-era H-1B visa ban, is bringing some good news for work visa hopefuls. India’s Minister of State for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan, has stated…

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The H-1B Visa Beyond 6 Years

Subject to certain exceptions, an H-1B visa holder may be allowed to work in the U.S. for an initial period of three years.  This status may be extended for an additional three years, but it generally cannot go beyond a total of six years. Once the six years are up, the individual cannot seek an H-1B visa extension or be re-admitted to the U.S. on H-1B unless they have resided outside the U.S….

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News Flash: USCIS May Reopen Denied H-1B Petitions

On Friday, March 12, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it may reopen, and possibly reconsider, previously revoked or denied H-1B petitions (Form I-129). Who is Eligible? To be eligible for consideration, a motion to reopen and/or reconsider a denied H-1B petition must: Be filed before the end of the validity period requested…

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H-1B Registration Closes March 25

Starting in 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) started a new process employers must go through to apply for H-1B cap visa petitions. The electronic H-1B registration process is a preliminary step an employer must complete now (deadline March 25) before they can file H-1B visa petitions on behalf of foreign nationals with specialized…

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How to Create an H-1B Registrant Account

The electronic H-1B registration process is a preliminary step an employer must complete now (deadline March 25) before they can file H-1B visa petitions on behalf of foreign nationals with specialized degrees (also known as “requested workers”) who have never had H-1B status. To register, you must have a myUSCIS account. Here’s a quick guide…

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How to Find an H-1B Visa Sponsor

The most important thing to know about obtaining employment in the U.S. and obtaining an H-1B work visa is that you should contact an experienced Dublin immigration attorney for sound legal guidance and assistance as you seek to obtain the visa. U.S.-based employers who act as H-1B visa sponsors – and those who would like…

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