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8 03, 2021

FY 2022 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 9, 2021

2021-03-08T15:36:43-05:00March 8th, 2021|

Initial registration period for the FY 2022 H-1B cap will open on March 9 and run through March 25.  During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to fill out petitioner and beneficiary information and submit their registrations. A confirmation number will be assigned to each registration submitted for the FY 2022 H-1B cap.  On March 25 if USCIS receives enough registrations, USCIS will randomly select registrations and send selection notifications via [...]

8 03, 2021

Executive Proclamation Revoking Suspension of Entry of Immigrant Visa Ban Effective Immediately

2021-03-08T15:36:44-05:00March 8th, 2021|

Effective immediately President Biden revoked the previous ban on certain immigrant entries. The nonimmigrant ban affecting certain H1B, H3B, L1, and J1 visas remain in effect and is set to expire March 31. US Consulates are immediately allowed to resume processing immigrant visas.  Delays are still expected due to COVID public health bans in Brazil, China, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, [...]

8 03, 2021

Visa Bulletin March 2021 – Employment Based Preferences

2021-03-08T15:36:44-05:00March 8th, 2021|

A.  FINAL ACTION DATES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCE CASES Employment- based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born EL SALVADOR GUATEMALA HONDURAS INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES VIETNAM 1st C 01AUG20 C 01AUG20 C C C 2nd C 15JUL16 C 15JAN10 C C C 3rd C 08FEB18 C 01JUL10 C C C Other Workers C 01MAY09 C 01JUL10 C C C 4th C C 01JUN18 [...]

8 03, 2021

Visa Bulletin For March 2021 – Family Sponsored Preference

2021-03-08T15:36:44-05:00March 8th, 2021|

A.  FINAL ACTION DATES FOR FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCE CASES Family- Sponsored  All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES  F1 22SEP14 22SEP14 22SEP14 08FEB98 08JAN12 F2A C C C C C F2B 22JUL15 22JUL15 22JUL15 15JUL99 15AUG11 F3 01AUG08 01AUG08 01AUG08 15SEP96 08MAR02 F4 22OCT06 22OCT06 22MAR05 15JUL98 01MAR02   B.  DATES FOR FILING FAMILY-SPONSORED VISA APPLICATIONS Family- Sponsored  All Chargeability Areas Except [...]

8 03, 2021

PERM Processing Times (as of 02/28/2021)

2021-03-08T15:36:44-05:00March 8th, 2021|

PERM Processing Times (as of 02/28/2021) Processing Queue Priority Date Analyst Review July 2020 Audit Review March 2020 Reconsideration Request to the CO October 2020 These dates reflect the month and year in which cases were filed and are currently being adjudicated. The Reconsideration Request to the CO date reflects the month and year in which cases that are currently being reviewed were [...]

8 03, 2021

Prevailing Wage Determination Processing Times (as of 02/28/2021)

2021-03-08T15:36:44-05:00March 8th, 2021|

Prevailing Wage Determination Processing Times (as of 02/28/2021) Processing Queue Request Date CW-1 February 2021 H-1B September 2020 H-2B February 2021 PERM August 2020 Submission Date Redeterminations H-1B: January 2021 PERM: January 2021 Center Director Reviews CW-1: February 2021 H-1B: None Pending H-2B: None Pending PERM: February 2021 The above dates reflect the month and year in which applications were filed (request date) or submission date of [...]

8 03, 2021

US District Court Settlement Agreement Reporting Requirement

2021-03-08T14:47:41-05:00March 8th, 2021|

US District Court Settlement Agreement Reporting Requirement In accordance with a settlement agreement reached in a consolidated lawsuit, Purdue University, et al., v. Scalia, et al., filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (No. 20-cv-3006) See also Stellar IT, Inc. et al. v Scalia, et al. (No. 20-cv-3175), the Office of Foreign Labor Certification is making the following reports available to [...]

16 01, 2020

USCIS Formally Announces Implementation of Electronic H-1B Registration Process March 1-20, 2020

2021-03-08T15:36:44-05:00January 16th, 2020|

USCIS Formally Announces Implementation of Electronic H-1B Registration Process and the Registration Timeframe On Jan. 9, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a Federal Register notice formally announcing the implementation of the H-1B registration process for fiscal year 2021 H‑1B cap-subject petitions. This notice is required for the initial implementation of the registration process, as stated in the Jan. 31, 2019, H-1B registration [...]

16 01, 2020

PERM Processing Times

2020-01-16T14:53:02-05:00January 16th, 2020|

PERM Processing Times (as of 12/31/2019) Processing Queue Priority Date Analyst Review September 2019 Audit Review April 2019 Reconsideration Request to the CO July 2019 The Analyst Review and Audit dates posted on iCERT above reflect the month and year in which cases were filed that are now being adjudicated at the Atlanta National Processing Center. *The Reconsideration Request to the CO [...]

16 01, 2020

Prevailing Wage Processing Times

2020-01-16T14:52:42-05:00January 16th, 2020|

NPWC Processing Times (as of 12/31/2019) Processing Queue Request Date H-1B September 2019 H-2B December 2019 PERM September 2019 CW-1 December 2019 Submission Date Redeterminations H-1B: November 2019 PERM: November 2019 Center Director Reviews CW-1: None Pending H-1B: December 2019 H-2B: None Pending PERM: None Pending The National Prevailing Wage Center (NPWC) is currently processing the dates posted on iCERT above which reflect [...]

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