Quota Season Opens April 1, 2014 – Do I qualify for the Master’s Cap?

Feb 11, 2014

On Tuesday April 1, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will open its doors and start accepting H-1B cap petitions for FY 2015. Every year, the regulations allow for a total of 85,000 brand new H-1B visas for cap subject applicants. Of these 85,000 available visa numbers, 20,000 visas are reserved for applicants who have earned a Master’s degree from a U.S. institution of higher education.   The regulations state that the H-1B Visa Reform Act of 2004, will treat… Read More

Considering Downgrade I-140 from EB2 to EB3?

Jan 06, 2014

In recent months, there is significant cut-off dates movement for EB3 Category for individuals born in China. Starting from December 2013, EB-3 immigrant visa cut-off date is actually earlier than the EB-2 immigrant visa cut-off date, which means the EB-2 applicants must wait longer than EB-3 applicants among Chinese applicants. Therefore, Chinese nationals who have either a pending or an approved EB-2 I-140 petition would have a great interest to convert their EB-2 petition to EB3 petition if…