H-1B Rules

H-1B Rules Articles

  • H-1B Visa 2021

    H-1B Visa 2021-2022: The Complete Guide (Updated: 3/29/21)

    Published on February 10, 2021

    The H1-B Visa 2021 cap filing season is right around the corner. It’s time to take a look at the H1-B Visa 2021 lottery season and the potential changes in store. With many new changes to the lottery, there are only a few short months left before it’s time to file. If you were not…

  • Final H-1B Rule

    H-1B Lottery Rule Changes Could See Reversal 

    Published on January 11, 2021

    UPDATE (February 4, 2021): The January 8th rule will not be part of the 2021–2022 H-1B lottery process. The Biden Administration is delaying the January 8th rule seeking to prioritize cap candidates in higher wage levels until December 31, 2021. The Biden Administration still has to thoroughly review it and his administration or the federal…

  • New H-1B Visa Rules

    New H-1B Visa Rules: Higher Wages and More Restrictions

    Published on October 20, 2020

    New H-1B visa rules were published by the Department of Labor (DOL) on October 8, 2020. Foreign professionals working in the US on H-1B visa will likely see an increase in their wages. The new rule, “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States,” might look like…

  • H-1B Restrictions in Final Stages(1)

    Entering Final Stage of Regulations to Restrict H-1B Visas

    Published on September 12, 2020

      The Department of Homeland security (DHS) is finalizing plans to further restrict H-1B visas. DHS has already sent the new regulation to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review, and it will likely be published in the near future. 

  • Traveling on an H-1B Visa

    H-1B Travel While Your I-485 Is Pending

    Published on July 06, 2020

    Many H-1B visa holders who have filed I-485 applications are finding difficulty identifying the proper procedure of reentry into the United States after traveling abroad. However, there are two possibilities that can occur depending on the specific visa status. The foreign national has the option to either reenter the country through Advance Parole (AP) or…

  • H-1B amendment for location change

    H-1B Amendment for Location Change

    Published on June 26, 2020

    One of the hallmarks of the H-1B visa is the fact that it holds a few advantages over other nonimmigrant visa classifications. A chief advantage is its portability. Being able to change employers, work full or part time, and even work for multiple different employers simultaneously is a main reason why the H-1B is so…

  • Visa Stamping Suspended Until December 2020

    Visa Stamping Suspended Until December 2020

    Published on June 24, 2020

      On Monday, June 22, President Trump signed a proclamation that will temporarily suspend the stamping process for certain immigration types, which include the H-1B, H-2B, L-1, J-1, and other related work visas. The order, which became effective June 24, will remain in force through the end of the year and is currently set to…

  • H1B Grace Period 2017

    H-1B Grace Period After Employment Termination

    Published on June 20, 2020

    Employees that work under the regulations of the H-1B visa have often run into difficulty if they ever find that their employment is terminated. Fortunately, the Federal Register is implementing a Final Rule that gives certain provisions and an H-1B grace period to those that need some time to find other employment.