The H1B visa is a non-immigrant US work visa which enables foreigners to work in the US in specific job positions such as

  • Professors.
  • Doctors.
  • Lawyers.
  • Engineers.
  • IT Specialists.

This visa is also called Person in Specialty Occupation Visa because of the university degree that the applicants are required to posess.

The USCIS opens applications every year in spring. The program has a visa cap of 65 thousand applications, meaning when this number is reached no more applications are received. The applications of the first 20 thousand applicants with a master degree are exempt from this visa cap.

On the VisaGuide.World H-1B Visa Portal you can find the latest news and updates on H-1B Visa.

Latest H-1B News

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

All H-1B visa applicants can now apply for visa petition premium processing. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have decided to bring back premium processing for all categories of H-1B visa applicants on March 12, 2019.  “USCIS will resume premium processing on Tuesday, March 12, for all H-1B petitions. If you received a request for evidence (RFE) for a pending petition, you should include the RFE response with the premium processing request,” a notice posted on [...]

2019-03-15T08:28:18+00:00 March 15th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

10 Years Analysis for the H-1B Visa Program and Applications

The United States of America is a very popular working destination, in particular among youngsters. A high number of workers from all across the globe travel to the US under a work visa. The number of foreign workers employed on a full-time basis in the US as of December 2017 is 125.44 million. Thus, foreign workers make 17.1 percent of the 27.4 million workers in the US, as of the same date. The H-1B visa also referred [...]

2019-03-14T15:47:22+00:00 March 14th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

Top 10 Reasons Why USCIS Requires Additional Documents From H-1B Petitioners

The number of Requests for Evidence issued by USCIS to H-1B visa applicants has encountered a very high increase in 2018. According to data on delayed processing of H-1B visa applications, in 2018 there was a drastic increase in the rate of Request for Evidence issued last year. The RFEs issued by the end of 2018 spiked up by 60 percent, compared to 2015’s high of 35 percent. Statistics also show that the rate of H-1B approvals [...]

2019-03-04T08:39:46+00:00 March 4th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

DHS Completes Proposed Regulation to Scrap Work Authorization From H-1B Spouses

The US Department of Homeland security has completed a proposed regulation to bring to an end the H-4 EAD program, which gives to the right to work the H-4 visa holders. A notice on the proposal has been published by the Office of Management and Budget, which suggests the removal of certain H-4 visa holders from its regulation as aliens eligible for employment. “On February 25, 2015, DHS published a final rule extending eligibility for employment authorization [...]

2019-02-25T14:31:45+00:00 February 25th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS Makes Premium Processing Available for H-1B Petitions Filed Before December 22, 2018

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have decided to make premium processing available again for H-1B visa petitions that were filed on or before December 21, 2018. On February 15, this year, the USCIS announced that starting on the same day, all those who received a transfer notice for a pending H-1B petition and those received a request for evidence (RFE) for a pending petition were eligible for premium processing. “If you received a transfer notice [...]

2019-02-19T16:13:13+00:00 February 19th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

DHS Introduces Electronic Registration Requirement for H-1B Visa Program

The United States Department of Homeland Security has decided to change the way H-1B visa application forms are submitted. According to a press release by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services new amended to the application process, require from H-1B petitioners to first electronically register with the USCIS. The USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna claims that the new changes are simple and smart, and a benefit for employers in the US as well. “The new registration system, [...]

2019-02-01T15:03:05+00:00 February 1st, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have decided to bring back the premium processing for all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap petitions. According to an alert published in the official USCIS website, the premium processing will also be available for the advanced degree exemption or else known as the "master's cap". “USCIS will resume premium processing on Monday, Jan. 28, for all fiscal year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree [...]

2019-02-01T11:20:37+00:00 February 1st, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

Trump Assures H-1B Holders Certainty to Stay and Potential Path to US Citizenship

H-1B visa holders in the US may soon be able to apply for US citizenship. At least that is what the US President Donald Trump implied through a tweet. In a statement posted recently on Twitter, President Trump assured H-1B holders that the changes that are soon to be implied to the H-1B visa program would bring both, simplicity and certainty to their stay in the US. "H-1B holders in the United States can rest assured that [...]

2019-01-15T13:11:35+00:00 January 15th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

DHS Proposes Merit-Based Rule That Favors Most-Skilled, Highest-Paid Foreign Workers

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially proposed the recent warned changes regarding the H-1B visa. According to a press release of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the proposed changes require that petitioners first electronically register with the USCIS, to file H-1B cap-subject petitions. They will also reverse the order of the H-1B petition's selection, by increasing the number of beneficiaries with a master's or higher degree from a US institution, under the [...]

2018-12-21T14:28:16+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

New H1-B visa lottery process and more paperwork for those who hire foreigners

IT companies based in the US will now have it harder to hire and bring foreign professionals to the country under the H1-B visa. According to the latest reports, the Trump administration has set new rules for H-1B petitioners, who will now have to pre-register electronically for the annual H-1B lottery. Then, only the lottery winners would have to subsequently file the petitions. Though the move will help the companies hiring foreign professionals to save significantly, it [...]

2018-11-28T15:49:05+00:00 November 28th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|