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H2B Cap Count Update
November 07, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the first half of fiscal year 2012 employment. As of November 2, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 8,188, and approved approximately, 7,280 H2B cap-subject petitions against the cap amount of 33,00
USCIS to issue Revised Form I-693 on November 1
November 01, 2011
USCIS has announced that on November 1, 2011, it will introduce a new, more user-friendly version of Form I- 693 [Report of a Medical Examination and Vaccination Record], the form used to report results of medical examinations for those seeking certain immigration benefits. Civil surgeons completing medical examinations between November 1 and December 31, 2011, should use the new form dated 10/11/11. USCIS will continue to accept the previous version dated 7/20/10, for examinations completed between November 1 and December 31, 2011. Beginning January 1, 2012, civil surgeons must use the new version of the form and i a medical examination completed on or after January 1, 2012, is reported using an outdated form, USCIS will reject the form.
H1B Cap Count Reaches to 49,200
November 01, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of October 28, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 49,200 H1B cap-subject petitions and 20,000 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.
H2B Cap Count Update
November 01, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the first half of fiscal year 2012 employment. As of October 21, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 7,954, and approved approximately, 6,878 H2B cap-subject petitions against the cap amount of 33,00
USCIS announces launch of Enhanced EAD and Redesigned Certificate of Citizenship
October 28, 2011
USCIS has announced the launch of an enhanced Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and a redesigned Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560) with new features to strengthen security and deter fraud. USCIS began issuing the new EADs on October 25, 2011, and will begin using the redesigned certificates on October 30, 2011. It has also clarified that while the look and feel of the documents is new, the manner in which an applicant applies for and receives them will not change. USCIS will replace EADs already in circulation as individuals apply for their renewal or replacement. All previously issued EADs will remain valid until the expiration date printed on the card, and the previously issued Certificates of Citizenship remain valid indefinitely.
H1B Cap Count Reaches to 46,200
October 25, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of October 21, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 46,200 H1B cap-subject petitions and 20,000 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.
I-797 Mailing: USCIS to restore prior procedures
October 25, 2011
USCIS has informed that it has decided to return to the previous practice of sending the original I-797 notices to the attorney or accredited representative’s address listed on the Form G-28. A copy of the notice will be sent to the address provided by the applicant or the petitioner in the form. USCIS has also informed that this change will take effect in approximately six weeks.
H1B Cap Count Reaches to 43,300
October 19, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of October 14, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 43,300 H1B cap-subject petitions and 19,600 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.
H1B Cap Count Reaches to 41,000
October 13, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of October 7, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 41,000 H1B cap-subject petitions and 19,100 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.
H1B Cap Count Reaches to 36,300
October 10, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of September 23, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 36,300 H1B cap-subject petitions and 17,700 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.

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