Recently, USCIS has announced petitioning employees must now pay a $10 fee for each H-1B registration so USCIS can “modernize and more efficiently process applications to live or work in the United States.”

It is worth noting, however, that the fee does not apply to those seeking work, rather, it only applies to their potential employer. USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli said, “The electronic registration system is part of an agency-wide initiative to modernize our immigration system while deterring fraud, improving vetting procedures and strengthening program integrity.”

The final rule will go into effect on December 9, 2019. If you believe you may qualify for an H-1B visa, read on and reach out to our experienced firm to learn more about the process.

What is the H-1B program?

The H-1B program is designed to provide certain nonimmigrants with temporary work visas, thereby allowing employers to hire these individuals for “specialty occupations.” Some fields that may qualify for H-1B visas are accounting, social sciences, biotechnology, engineering, architecture, mathematics, medicine and health, education, law, and more. If you are granted an H-1B Visa, you will be allowed to work here for three years, though in certain cases, you may be granted an additional 3-year extension. However, it should be noted that if you quit or are dismissed from the sponsoring employer, your H-1B status will expire.

H-1B visas are a fantastic way for nonimmigrants to legally obtain employment in the U.S. If you are ready to apply for an H-1B visa, speak with our firm as soon as you can so we can help you live the happy, productive life that you deserve while here in the United States. We are ready to help you.

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The Law Offices of Cheryl R. David practices immigration law throughout NYC. Immigration is a sensitive issue, which is why you should consider a compassionate, experienced, and aggressive immigration attorney who will guide you every step of the way. If you have questions about your particular matters regarding immigration please do not hesitate to contact our office to discuss your circumstances and options.