|USCIS has just released the latest H-1B visa information on December 17, 2009. As of December 15, 2009, USCIS reported that 64,200 cap-subject petitions had been filed.|
On December 11, 2009, USCIS reported that 62,900 cap-subject petitions had been filed.
From December 11 to December 15, 1,300 more applications were filed. As mentioned in all other previous H-1B updates, spots for advanced degree holders have been satisfactorily met; all other advanced degree holders approved will be counted towards the general cap. Remember, those who receive a job offer from a governmental or non-profit organization will not count towards the general H-1B cap.
Because 6,800 out of the 65,000 regular spots are kept for citizens of Singapore and Chile, this only leaves 58,200 spots for other nationals. Bear in mind that USCIS takes into account the fact that some of these applications may be revoked, withdrawn by applicants, or denied. As such, USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until they specify otherwise.
The rate at which H-1B applications are being filed continues to increase. At this rate, H-1B availability will likely cease very soon. If you are interested in filing an H-1B petition, it is imperative that you act quickly. Please contact our experienced attorney staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free evaluation. We will ensure that your application is handled promptly.
To express our heartfelt appreciation to our clients, Zhang & Associates’ Chicago office will host a Client Appreciation Party on Saturday, December 19, 2009 for clients in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. Attorneys Jerry Zhang, Annie Yang, Victor Bush and Tejas Shah will attend the party.
As a valued client, you and your family are invited to join us in celebration as we thank you for your continued support of our firm.
The schedule of the client appreciation party is as follows:
Time: 10:30 a.m. CST, December 19, 2009
Meeting Location: Room 303 (inside the Festival Hall, on the east side of the Pier).
Address: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611
Parking: The Navy Pier offers on-site parking garages at a flat rate of $24 / day. The pier is also easily accessible by public transportation.
The party will be held at the Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest. Filled with rides, games, music, live entertainment and spectacular decorations, the festival will be a magical experience for attendees of all ages. Some of the activities include an ice skating rink, ferris wheel, reindeer express train ride, an obstacle course, hang glider ride, and cookie decorating.
Sandwiches and soft drinks will be served promptly at 11 a.m.; at which time we will also distribute wristbands to all guests. At noon, you are free to explore the festival, which will stay open until 10 p.m.
Admission is free. Space is limited to our clients, their family members, and a few invitees, and will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Lunch is complimentary from the firm to all attendees.
If you would like to attend, please click the following link to register:
We will send you a confirmation email after you finish registration. Moreover, each attendee will be given a name tag.
Thank you for your cooperation.