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FAQs on Maintaining H-1B or L Status while Using Advance Parole (AP) and Employment Authorization Document (EAD) after Filing for Adjustment of Status

Are you a temporary H-1B or L worker who has filed for adjustment of status to receive your long-awaited green card? Congratulations! Once you have received your Advance Parole (AP) and Employment Authorization Document (EAD), you are probably puzzled whether...

July 27, 2023
Beata Leja

USCIS Announces Plans to Conduct 2nd H-1B Lottery!!

On July 27, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it plans to conduct a 2nd H-1B lottery this year. USCIS received a record 780,884 H-1B registrations this year, but concluded that more than half were submitted...

May 03, 2023
Chandni Shah

Is This a Joke? This Year’s H-1B Lottery Defies Logic & Requires Congressional Reform.

U.S. employers have benefitted from the H-1B visa program since 1990, allowing them to recruit and hire temporary foreign talent in “specialty occupations” which require at least bachelor’s degree or higher. This year’s H-1B lottery, however, reached the highest number...

March 28, 2023
Beata Leja

USCIS Announces Selections for 1st Round of FY 2024 H-1B Lottery

On March 27, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had completed the selection process for the Fiscal Year 2024 H-1B cap lottery and that all employers for whom an H-1B was selected have been notified....

February 14, 2023
Chandni Shah

Department of State Announces Pilot Program for Stateside Issuance of H-1B and L Visas

The Department of State has announced that it will allow H-1B and L visa holders to renew their visas from within the United States later this year. Presently, temporary visa holders are required to travel abroad to renew their visa...

January 30, 2023
Amanda Rizzo

USCIS Agrees to Adjudicate Applications for H-4 and L-2 Dependents at the Same Time as the Principal H-1B or L-1 Spouse when Those Applications are Concurrently Filed

Prior to 2019, when the spouse and children of H-1B and L-1 workers filed an extension of their status (I-539) along with the principal H-1B or L-1 extension (I-129), USCIS would adjudicate the extensions for the whole family at the...

January 17, 2023
Beata Leja

It’s Almost Time for the H-1B Lottery Again! Will This Year’s Odds Be Better?

It is that time of the year again where U.S. employers consider which of their current or prospective employees should be registered towards the FY2024 H-1B lottery occurring in March 2023. This year’s H-1B cap process will be similar to that of...

November 01, 2022
Marjorie M. Filice

Terminating an H-1B: Employer Obligations and Considerations

If an employer chooses to terminate an employee who is authorized to work by H-1B, the employer faces certain obligations. Notify the Employee: An employer who seeks to terminate an H-1B holding employee should first notify the employee in writing...


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