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H2B Cap Count Update
November 23, 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 18, 2011, USCIS has received filings on behalf of approximately 8,536, and approved approximately, 7,751 H2B beneficiaries against the cap amount of 33,000.
H1B Cap Count Reaches to 56,300
November 16, 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 November 14, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 56,300 H1B cap-subject petitions, with 20,000 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees already having been received.
H2B Cap Count Update
November 16, 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 14, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 8,520, and approved approximately, 7,641 H2B cap-subject petitions against the cap amount of 33,000.
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
H1B Cap Count Reaches to 50,800
November 07, 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 November 2, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 50,800 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
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.
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.
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.

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