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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.
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.
USCIS Received Only 45,000 H-1B Petitions Till Date
April 27, 2009
On April 27, 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 April 27, 2009, USCIS have received approximately 45,000 H-1B cap subject petitions and approximately 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption.
H-1B Still Available for FY2010 But Can Go Off Soon With May, June Graduations
April 21, 2009
USCIS announced that it had receieved 44,000 H-1B petitions towards the 65,000 H-1B quota. While only 20,000 advanced-degree cases are exempt from the standard H-1B cap, USCIS will nevertheless continue to accept new advanced-degree and standard cap filings until the overall annual limits for the H-1B category are reached. The USCIS presumes that the H-1B visa demand will soon expedite in the coming weeks, as students complete their degrees and become eligible for H-1B visa.
H-1B Is Still Available for FY2010 - USCIS Received Only 43,000 Petitions
April 17, 2009
As of April 13, 2009, USCIS had receieved only 43,000 H-1B petitions towards the 65,000 H-1B quota. USCIS will accept H-1B petitions till it receives sufficient petitions to meet the H-1B cap.
USCIS Extends Applicability Date for E-Verify Federal Contractor Rule
April 16, 2009
USCIS extended the applicability date of the final rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to begin using U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) E-Verify system. The E-Verify has been has been pushed back by six weeks to June 30, 2009.
USCIS Reminds that TPS for Burundi Ends on May 2
April 15, 2009
USCIS reminded the public that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Burundian nationals terminates effective 12:01 a.m. May 2, 2009. USCIS also informed that TPS-related Employment Authorization Documents issued under the Burundi designation will expire effective 12:01 a.m. May 2, 2009, and will not be renewed or extended.

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