Tag: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Be sure to review the significant changes made to the Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274).
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Posted in Form I-9

Updated Form I-9 Handbook for Employers

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its guidance manual, Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing the Form I-9 (M-274). This useful manual provides employers…

Be sure you are using the correct Form I-9, dated 10/21/19 and expires 10/31/2022.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Form I-9

New Form I-9 Common Questions

On January 31, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published on its website a new Form I-9, which employers should’ve begun using. Employers…

The USCIS is working its way toward a more efficient and effective H-1B cap selection process.
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Posted in Hiring

Simplified H-1B Visa Application Process Starts March 1

This year, applying for one of those 85,000 H-1B visas begins a month earlier than in years past — and requires a lot less work…

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Posted in Form I-9

Using a California Non-REAL ID Driver License OK for the Form I-9

A new employee gave me a current California driver license. On the front of the license there is a notation “FEDERAL LIMITS APPLY.” Can I…

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Posted in Hiring

H-1B Visa Cap Reached

As suspected, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) hit the congressionally-mandated cap on regular H-1B visa petitions for fiscal year (FY) 2020 within its first…