Tag: USCIS

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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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 COVID-19 national emergency declaration has affected the H-1B Visa process.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hiring

COVID-19 Impacts H-1B Visa Applications, Processing

As of noon, Eastern time on March 20, the initial (and brand-spankin’ new) 2021 H-1B Visa application process officially closed, and the U.S. Citizenship and…

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…

Employers should download the new Form I-9.
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New Form I-9 Finally Available

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just released the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. As of January 31, 2020, employers should begin using…

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What Employers Should Know About the Expiring Form I-9

You may have noticed that the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification expires at the end of August. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is…

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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…

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Posted in Hiring

H-1B Filing Season Began April 1, Brings Changes

The H-1B filing season for fiscal year (FY) 2020 began Monday, April 1, 2019. If you have workers who need these U.S. work visas, prepare…

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Posted in Form I-9

True to Form, Our I-9 Webinar Fills You in

When hiring any employee, employers are required by federal immigration law to verify that person’s identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. by completing…

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Posted in Hiring Reporting Requirements

H-1B Visa Premium Processing Resumes

On January 28, 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing for all Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap-subject H-1B visa petitions. The…