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USCIS Received Only 45,500 H-1B Petitions Till Date
May 18, 2009
USCIS updated the count of H-1B petitions received and counted towards the H-1B cap for the fiscal year 2010. As of May 17, 2009, USCIS has received 45,500 H-1B cap subject and 20,000 advanced degree petitions. USCIS however will continue to accept both cap subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the statutory limits.
USCIS Recognizes Important Contributions of U.S. Military
May 15, 2009
President Barack Obama kicked off National Military Appreciation Month on May 1 by hosting a special all-military naturalization ceremony for 25 service members at the White House.
H-1B Cap Numbers Remain Unchanged
May 13, 2009
USCIS updated the count of H-1B petitions received and counted towards the H-1B cap for the fiscal year 2010. As of May 11, 2009, USCIS has received only 45,000 H-1B cap subject and 20,000 advanced degree petitions. USCIS however will continue to accept both cap subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the statutory limits.
USCIS Update on Extension of J-1 Entry Date and Qualification for Conrad 30 Program
May 12, 2009
USCIS reminds public that the Public Law 111-9 extends the date by which international medical graduates are to be granted J-1 nonimmigrant status in order to later qualify for the “Conrad 30” program.
USCIS Revises Form I-914 for T Nonimmigrant Status
May 6, 2009
On May 6, 2009 USCIS announced that it has issued a revised version of Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status, with a 3/30/09 edition date. USCIS will accept older editions of the form for 30 days until 6/6/09. The revised Form I-914 is effective May 6, 2009.
USCIS Received Only 45,000 H-1B Petitions Till Date
May 5, 2009
USCIS updated the count of H-1B petitions received and counted towards the H-1B cap for the fiscal year 2010 employment. As of May 5, 2009, USCIS have received only 45,000 H-1B cap subject petitions and 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption.
USCIS Proposes Revisions to Form N-426
May 4, 2009
USCIS proposed revisions to Form N-426 which is used to verify the military or naval service of individuals applying for naturalization based on their service in the U.S. armed forces.
Law Extends Non-Minister Special Immigrant Religious Worker Program
May 4, 2009
USCIS announced the extension of non-minister special immigrant religious worker program through September 29, 2009. Unless Congress extends the expiration date of the program, USCIS will suspend processing of affected applications and petitions on September 30, 2009.
Questions and Answers on Form I-90 Revised Filing Instructions
April 30, 2009
Pertaining to its announcement about revised filing location and filing instructions for the Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (Form I-90), USCIS have released the set of questions and answers to explain the concept more vividly. The revised filing instructions require applicants to submit supporting documentation with their applications.
USCIS Announces a Change in Filing Location and Instructions for Form I-90
April 28, 2009
USCIS on April 28, 2009, announced the change in filing location and instructions for Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.

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