The Department of State (DOS) has published the Visa Bulletin for June 2017. Once again, USCIS has indicated that employment-based applicants must use the Final Action Dates chart (shown below) to determine when they may file their adjustment of status applications. This month, the Final Action Dates mostly moved forward by several months. The 3rd preference Philippines category (which includes Schedule A Nurses born in the Philippines) moved forward by four months (from January 1, 2013 to May 1, 2013), Read more
Today, we are sharing an update on the Trump travel ban, straight from our go-to immigration experts at Green and Spiegel. Head to their website to read the complete update.
Last week we reported that President Trump signed an executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” that ceased visa issuance and admissions to nationals of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen for at least 90 days. Since that time, several important court actions have taken place, most notably that the states of Washington and Minnesota filed suit to challenge the Executive Order. Suits filed against the government appear to be initially successful, although the applicability of the order remains fluid given pending appellate review. Read more
What is an H-1B visa?
An H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign nationals in specialty occupations such as engineering, architecture, mathematics, Science and medicine.
How long is an H-1B visa?
The H-1B visa is normally granted for 3 years and can be extended for up to 6 years.
How long does it take to obtain an H-1B visa?
The H-1B visa can generally be obtained within 4-6 weeks if premium processing is utilized.
Is there a cap on the number of H-1B visas that can be issued per year?
We are fortunate that our US hospital clients are not subject to any numerical cap. As they are magnet facilities and teaching hospitals they can apply for H-1B visas year round with no numerical limit attached to them. Read more