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Fairness for H4 visa holders

United States is known for one of the strongest advocates of equality and fairness. Having equal rights is fundamental to the American society and people around the world aspire to live in a country where…

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236,000 Applications Received – H-1B FY 2017

USCIS, on April 7, 2016 announced that the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year 2017 has been reached. Also, It has received H1B applications more than the limit of 20,000 visas that have been…


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Lottery Done for H-1B Masters Quota

USCIS has started issuing H1B receipts to those who have filed H-1B applications under premium processing. USCIS didn`t release any official statement about the lottery and total number of applications yet.  But, Employers have reported that…


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H-1B Visa Cap Reached – FY 2017

H-1B Visa Cap has reached on April 7, 2016 and there would a lottery this year as well as predicted. USCIS has not revealed the total number of petitions they received. USCIS will soon release…




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Final Review of STEM OPT Rule Sent to OMB

Hooray!! After reviewing 70,000+ comments, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has given a green signal to STEM OPT rule and it is sent to OMB for final review and publication. The STEM OPT extension program gives…





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I-140 EAD Rule cleared in OMB!

WOW!! Here is the good news regarding I-140 EAD Rule. As everyone was waiting since long to hear something positive about this rule, we are here with this great news.  The Office of Management and Budget…


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14 Indian F1 Students Deported

Fourteen Indian students were interrogated for 14-15 hours by the FBI and then allegedly deported back to India. They came to the US to pursue their study but got detained. Air India stopped another batch of…


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H1B Visa Fee Doubled – Bill Passed!

H-1B and L1 visa fee has been increased by $4000 and $4500 respectively on Friday (18th December, 2015) by the US Senate. The fee, previously $2000, was waived off in September, 2014 but now it…








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New Bill Introduced to Limit H-1B Abuse

A new bill to put a cap on H-1B hiring has been proposed by US senators Chuck Grassley and Dick Durbin. For the first time, there will be a focus on the H-1B visa allocation priorities…



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H-1B Filing Fee- No More Extra $2000 Filing fee

In August 2010, USCIS has implemented Public Law 111-230 which requires H-1B dependent employers to pay an additional fee of $2,000. This fee is only applicable to the employers who has 50 or more employees and…






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Up To 6-Years of OPT – DHS Proposal

Department of Homeland Security(DHS) submitted a proposal to Senate Judiciary Committee for extending the period of Optional Practical Training (OPT) for International F1 Visa students. Currently under OPT program, International students with F1 visa status…



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H4 EAD Injuction Denied!

It is our pleasure indeed to inform you that, The Honourable Judge Tanya Chutkan of the United States District Court for the District Court of Columbia denied plaintiff’s, Save Jobs USA, the motion for preliminary…


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Location Change? New H-1B Amendment Rules

When Should We File H-1B Amendment? H-1b Amendment Rules: The H-1B Employee changes their worksite, i.e. employers are then responsible to certify a new Labor Condition Application for Non-Immigrant Workers (LCA) to the Department of…



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H-1B Extension Premium Processing Suspended

Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015. During this time frame, petitioners will not be able…


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95% Off on Software Courses

95% off deal is back and more courses available than ever! We got a tremendous response for Udemy Online Course Sale we posted recently. Almost 2500+ H1B wiki visitors have purchased these courses. We compiled a…


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Two People Arrested In H-1B Visa Fraud

H1B Wiki has published many articles on different scams/frauds where fraudsters targeted H-1B employees. Here, we are bringing up one more H-1B Visa Fraud to notify our viewers and to create awareness about different scams/frauds…


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EB2 and EB3 Priority Dates – June 2015

EB-2 Priority Dates are released by the USCIS for May 2015. Latest Green Card Priority Dates Update – Forward & Backward Movements: India EB2 moved from APR 15th 2008 to OCT 1st  2008 > Forward Movement India EB3 moved from  JAN 15th 2004 to…



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Lawsuit Filed to Stop H4 EAD Rule!

Update (05/18/2015): Federal Court hearing on motion for preliminary injunction to stop implementation of the H-4 EAD rule is scheduled on 05/21/2015. Stay Tuned for more updates. A lawsuit has been filed against DHS (Dept. of…


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Lottery Done! 233,000 H-1B Applications Received – H-1B 2016

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received 233,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. The lottery was completed…


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H-1B Visa Cap Reached – FY 2016

H-1B Visa Cap has reached on April 7, 2015 and there would a lottery this time too as predicted. USCIS has not revealed the total number of petitions they received. USCIS will soon release the…


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$10 Courses – Updated List

$10 online software courses are back!! We are getting tremendous response form our visitors for these Udemy online software courses deal. Hadoop And Big Data: Master Hadoop Cluster Administration : $10 $199 Learn Hadoop, MapReduce…


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H-1B Visa 2016 – 180,000 Applications?

H-1B Visa 2016 Applications are officially being accepted from today by the USCIS. The applications are for the Fiscal Year 2016, which starts from October 1st 2015 and ends September 30th 2016. Predictions: According to some reliable sources,…



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H4 EAD Update – Good News!

A very good news for H4 spouses who are waiting for the EAD Updates. The step 7 (Preparation of Final Rule, Interim Final Rule or Direct Final Rule) of the H4 EAD rule making process is Complete…


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$10 Software Courses are Back!

95% off deal is back and more courses available than ever! We got a tremendous response for Udemy Online Course Sale we posted recently. Almost 2500+ H1B wiki visitors have purchased these courses. We compiled a…


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Increase H-1B Visa Cap – S 153 Bill

Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah introduced the S 153 bill. Along with Senator Hatch, Senators Jeff Flake from Arizona, Marco Rubio from Florida, Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota, Chris Coons from Delaware, and Richard Blumenthal from…






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Kick Off 2015 with $10 Courses!

Have you ever taken a Software Course for $10? Yes, you heard it right, it is just $10.Udemy, a Leading Online Course Market place is offering up to 95% off on all of the 9000+…


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Green Cards For STEM Graduates? – HR 2131

Representative Darrell Issa of California and 22 other members of the Republican Party introduced the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Jobs Act, also known as Hr 2131 bill, an update to the current Visa…






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Is 401k a good option for H1B Visa holder?

It is often difficult to make decisions about future, especially when you are thirty or forty years away from your retirement. However, the years do fly especially after the age of thirty five and if…



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Last Day – Top Software Courses on Sale

We got a tremendous response for Udemy Online Course Sale we posted 2 days back. Almost 2500+ H1B wiki visitors have purchased these courses. After feedback from the H1B wiki visitors who bought the courses, We…


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17$ Online Courses – The Best BF Deal

Have you ever taken a Software Course for $17 ? Yes, you heard it right, it is just $17 for this thanksgiving. Udemy, a Leading Online Course Market place is offering 90% off on all…


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Obama Executive Action – High skilled Immigrants

America, a nation of immigrants. People like high-skilled immigrants, students and entrepreneurs come from all over the world to this land of opportunities. Their talent and hard work helped America in becoming a global leader….



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Tri-Valley University Founder Sentenced to 16 Years

Susan Xiao-Ping Su, the woman who founded Tri-Valley University in Pleasanton, California in 2008, was finally convicted and sentenced to 16 years. The 44-year-old con artist linked her name to 31 counts of wire and mail…


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USCIS Scam Fraudsters Arrested

We are all aware of many money laundering scams where fraudsters mainly targeted H1B and H4 visa holders. H1BWiki has posted many articles about these scams. http://h1bwiki.com/uscis-911-scam-phone-calls/ http://h1bwiki.com/h-1b-immigration-scam-one-incident/ http://h1bwiki.com/h1b-lottery-scam-beware/ Two Indians Alpeshkumar Patel, 30, and…






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H4 EAD Update – Public Comments

The step 6 (Public Comments) of the H4 EAD rule making process is Complete. There was a huge response for this rule from the H-1B and H4 community. Highlights of H4 Employment Authorization Document (EAD)…







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RFE Response Review – USCIS Processing Times

What is RFE? Request for Evidence (RFE) is a notice that USCIS officer sends to your employer requesting additional information for pending H-1B application. What happened prior to RFE? The USCIS conducts what is known…


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EB2 and EB3 Priority Dates – July 2014

EB-2 Priority Dates are released by the USCIS for July 2014. The EB2 Priority Dates for India has finally moved to 1st September 2008! The July 2014 Visa Bulletin is accessible at: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-july-2014.html LATEST GREEN…


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H-1B Lottery Not Selected – Options?

If you have been following us on the latest news, the 2014 cap for H-1B visas lottery quota has been met by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and employers that filed petitions will…



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H4 EAD Proposed Rule Published – Open for Comments

DHS published the H4 EAD proposed rule in the federal register. This is the 5th step in the rule making process. This proposed rule is open for comments from May 12th, 2014 to July 11th, 2014. The publication…



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OMB Cleared H4 EAD Rule

One more good news to H4 Dependents! Office of Management and Business cleared the H4 EAD Proposed Rule yesterday night. One more hurdle cleared in the rule making process. There are so many updates coming…











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H-1B VISA 2015 – Q&A

USCIS starts accepting applications for H-1B Visa 2015 from this April. Here are some FAQ’s which explains the H-1B process and other questions you might have. When can I file H-1B Visa? The H-1B quota opens…













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Top 10 H-1B States – Fiscal Year 2013

Department of Labor announced the Top 10 States for H-1B Candidates based on for the Fiscal Year 2013 statistics. The top states are looked up by the DOL (Department of Labor) based on the number of worker…



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H-1B Amendment – When is it Required?

The H-1B Amendment is the petition which needs to be filed with USCIS by the H-1B Petitioner, under circumstances of a material change in the terms and conditions of employment or the employee’s eligibility. USCIS…