Exceptional Minds, Exceptional Visas: Navigating the National Interest Waiver for Exceptionally Talented Professionals

Exceptional Minds, Exceptional Visas: Navigating the National Interest Waiver for Exceptionally Talented Professionals

The National Interest Waiver (NIW) provision, applicable to the second preference (EB-2) visa category, holds immense significance for professionals with advanced degrees and exceptional abilities. In this post, we explore…

USCIS Implements Fraud-Protection Measures to Ensure Fairness in FY2025 H-1B Cap Registration
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USCIS Implements Fraud-Protection Measures to Ensure Fairness in FY2025 H-1B Cap Registration

In preparation for the FY2025 H-1B cap registration, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has introduced a final rule incorporating certain fraud-protection measures designed to ensure fairness in FY2025…

Department of State Announces Domestic H-1B Visa Renewal Pilot Program
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Department of State Announces Domestic H-1B Visa Renewal Pilot Program

The Department of State (DOS) has announced a pilot program for the renewal of eligible H-1B nonimmigrant visas issued by Mission Canada or Mission India from within the U.S.   In 2004, domestic renewal of non-diplomatic nonimmigrant visas was…

H-1B Cap visa allocations met for fiscal year (FY) 2024
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H-1B Cap visa allocations met for fiscal year (FY) 2024

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they have received a sufficient number of petitions to meet the congressionally mandated quotas for H-1B visas. Specifically, they have reached the regular cap of 65,000 H-1B visas and the master’s cap of 20,000 H-1B visas for individuals with advanced U.S. degrees for fiscal year 2024.