H1B Visa FY 2021 Cap Reached
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H1B Visa FY 2021 Cap Reached

H1B Visa 2021 = Registration Opened on March 1, 2020 and Season starts from Oct 1, 2020. You probably know USCIS conducted a 2nd round of H1B Visa Lottery Selection. Here’s the number of H1B visa petitions selected in the Lottery in Round 1 and Round 2. Round 1 – 106,100 Round 2 – 18,315…

H1B & H4 Visa Dropbox Experience
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H1B & H4 Visa Dropbox Experience

I would like to share my recent H1B and H4 Dropbox stamping experience: I travelled to India from Chicago ORD to Vijayawada,IN. February 6th was my flight to Delhi and arrived Delhi Sunday 7th 10PM IST February 8th 10am was my Dropbox appointment at Delhi embassy After completing the Dropbox appointment, I came back to…

10 FAQ’s About H1B Visa FY 2022 Registration Dates
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10 FAQ’s About H1B Visa FY 2022 Registration Dates

USCIS announced H1B Lottery Registration Dates. The dates are delayed by 9 days when compared to last year’s registration dates. H1B Visa Registration Dates: Opens – March 9, 12 PM EST Closes: March 25, 12 PM EST Results: By March 31, 2021 Note – Last year, the H1B Visa Registration windows was open between March…

H1B Visa Wage Based Lottery Selection Delayed!
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H1B Visa Wage Based Lottery Selection Delayed!

H1B Visa applicants have been waiting to know if USCIS will implement Wage Based H-1B Visa Lottery for FY2022 (Application window opens on March 2021). USCIS confirmed today that Wage Based H-1B Selection is delayed until Dec 31, 2021. The background Jan 7, 2021 – USCIS announced New-Wage Level based cap allocation. Jan 20, 2021…

H1B Visa Interview Experiences – February 2021
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H1B Visa Interview Experiences – February 2021

Follow this post about H1B Visa Interview Experiences in February 2021. H1B Interview Experience: US Consulate Mumbai H1B Visa approved: June 16, 2020 Received notice: I-797A (COS) Appointment: Booked on Sept 30, 2020 Interview Date: March 1, 2021 Travel: Left USA on Nov 2, 2020 (that is why I am exempted from PP 10052) Appointment…

Rule Updates: Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States
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Rule Updates: Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States

You may remember how this rule increased the Wage Level by close to 40% overnight for H1B and PERM process? Intermediate Rule went into effect on Oct 8th, 2020. Later Federal Judge blocked this rule on Dec 1, 2020. The same rule was published into Federal Register on Jan 14, 2021, with an effective date…

3 More H1B Visa Stamping Experience – Employer Part of Plantiffs
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3 More H1B Visa Stamping Experience – Employer Part of Plantiffs

Looks like a lot of folks (in comparison) to 2020 are attending H1B Visa interviews who are who are exempt from Presidential Proclamation. 1. First Time H1B Stamping Experience Got Approval: 24th February 2020 Booked appointments: 31st December around 3:00 pm. OFC Appointment: 25th January Interview appointment: 29th January I traveled to India from the…

H1-B Visa Approved – Consular Process – OFC (Chennai) – Interview (Delhi) – Jan 2021
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H1-B Visa Approved – Consular Process – OFC (Chennai) – Interview (Delhi) – Jan 2021

Following H1B Visa interview was shared by Premchand. VAC Location: Chennai Consulate, Nungambakam. Date & Time: 24/01/2021 at 1PM Consular Location: Delhi consulate, Chanakya Puri. Date & Time: 27/01/2021 at 11AM My Quick Background: MS in US, May 2017 Passed out. I started working in August 2017 under OPT. Filed H1-B Lottery in March 2018…