News and Events

  • USCIS issued a policy memorandum yesterday changing the way USCIS will calculate unlawful presence for F-1 and J-1 visa holders (as well as their dependents). Previously, F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors who were granted duration of status (D/S) would not start accruing unlawful presence......

  • USCIS just announced that it received 190,098 H-1B petitions for this year’s H-1B lottery, meeting the congressionally-mandated 65,000 regular cap and 20,000 U.S. master’s cap. Any petition that has not been selected will be returned with filing fees. Veera Law is expecting to receive receipt......

  • USCIS just announced that starting April 2, 2018, it will temporarily suspend premium processing for all Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap petitions. USCIS stated that the temporary suspension will help it reduce overall H-1B processing times by allowing it to process long-pending petitions and prioritize......