In the current episode, Prashanthi speaks about three of the latest USCIS updates from Jan 2023 and answers some of the essential queries for the H1-B cap season 2024 USCIS update for Jan 2024
- USCIS further expands the timeline of benefits associated with increased time for responding to RFEs, NOIDS, Appeals, or other responses till March 23, 2023, earlier offered during the Covid-19 period.
- A new update on H4 and H4 EAD, which is a result of a settlement agreement In Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Edakunni v. Mayorkas, The government, and plaintiffs have signed off on a settlement in which USCIS would agree to return to bundling the adjudication of I-539s and I-765s for H-4 and L-2 derivatives along with the underlying I-129 if somebody files these together. An important thing to note is that if somebody files these forms separately, USCIS will not bundle the adjudication.
- The third important update in Jan 2023 is an effort to reduce visa wait times and processing backlogs at U.S. consulates; the U.S. Department of State has extended the authority of consular officers to waive in-person interviews for specific nonimmigrant categories through December 31, 2023.
Concerning inquiries around the H1-B cap season 2024, Prashanthi has answered a few essential questions about the H1-B petition:
- What essentials do an H1-B petitioner need to remember while filing the H1-B petition during the H1-B cap season 2024?
- What happens to the H1-B petition for a beneficiary filed by multiple H1-B employers/petitioners in the H1-B cap season 2024?
- What is the process of filing an H1-B petition for the H1-B cap season 2024?
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