H-1B Rules

H-1B Rules Articles

  • H-1B Visa 2022

    H-1B Visa 2022-2023 Cap Season: The Definitive Guide [Updated 3/28/22]

    Published on March 28, 2022

    The H1-B Visa 2022-23 cap filing season is right around the corner. It’s time to look at the H1-B Visa lottery season including H1-B registration, requirements, and potential changes. With many new changes to the H-1B 2022 lottery, there are only a few short months left before it’s time to file. It is in your…

  • EB-1 for managers on H-1B

    EB-1 for Managers on H-1B

    Published on March 08, 2022

    Getting an EB-1 for managers on H-1B status may seem simple, but it requires quite a bit of work on your part and the part of your employer. This guide will help you avoid common pitfalls and obstacles to make sure you have EB-1 eligibility and get you from H-1B to Eb-1C.

  • H-1B Visa 2022

    USCIS Ban on Multiple H-1B Filings for One Beneficiary by “Related” Employers

    Published on February 17, 2022

    With the H-1B 2022-23 season almost upon us, employers are gearing up to submit their registrations beginning at noon EST on March 1, 2022. The existing H-1B rule states that one employer can submit only one entry for a beneficiary into the H1B lottery. Multiple H-1B filings aren’t allowed. Conversely, an H1B employee can have…

  • 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…