Monthly Archives: March 2012

CAP-SUBJECT H-1B SEASON FY-2013 IS APPROACHING

It is that time of year again. The H-1B cap for FY-2012 has been exhausted and on April 1, 2012, the USCIS will begin accepting petitions for cap-subject and Master-cap H-1Bs.  The fiscal year for 2013 begins October 1, 2012, the earliest start date that may be requested for such cases.  The USCIS will accept 65,000 cap-subject petitions plus an additional 20,000 petitions where the beneficiaries are graduates of US colleges or universities who have earned at least a Master degree.

This year our office has seen an increase in demand for new H-1Bs in contrast to the past couple of years.  Although anecdotal, this trend suggests that numbers may not be available for as long as they were last year.  The good news is that when we see demand for H-1Bs increase, it is usually a good barometer for how the country’s economy is doing as it means that employers are not only hiring, but are seeking some of the best and brightest foreign nationals as well.

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VISA BULLETIN FOR APRIL 2012 AND PREDICTION ON PRIORITY DATE MOVEMENT IN MAY

The April 2012 Visa Bulletin is now available.

Also, according to AILA, Charlie Oppenheim, Chief, Immigrant Visa Control & Reporting in the State Department stated that when the May Visa Bulletin is published, the China and India EB-2 cut-off will retrogress to August 15, 2007. (AILA Infonet Doc No:  12032365 (Posted Mar. 23, 2012)).

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MAGED ROST IS MOVING BACK TO BOSTON!

We are pleased to announce that Maged Rost is moving.  Although we are smack in the middle of an intense H-1B preparation period as cap-subject petitions for the 2013 fiscal year that starts 10/1/2012 may be filed as early as 4/1/2012, it is an exciting move for the firm.

Starting 3/19/2012, our new address will be: 92 State Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, telephone:  617-720-5577, fax:  617-344-1050.  Our e-mail addresses and toll-free number (1-800-488-5352) will remain the same.

We look forward to meeting our existing and future clients at our new location!

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