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  • H-1B cap reached (6/12/2012)
On June 11, 2012, USCIS received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY 2013. On June 7, 2012, USCIS also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions on behalf of persons exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption. USCIS will reject petitions subject to the cap for H-1B specialty occupation workers seeking an employment start date in FY 2013 that are received after June 11, 2012.
 
  • H-1B Cap count update as of 5/25/2012 (5/30/2012 updated)
  • Cap Type Cap Amount Cap Eligible Petitions Date of Last Count
    H-1B Regular Cap 65,000 55,600 06/01/2012
    H-1B Masters Degree Exemption 20,000 18,700 06/01/2012

     

  • Recent Approval: Taiwanese Researcher EB-1B approved in 6 months (5/30/2012)

  • H-1B Cap count update as of 5/25/2012 (5/30/2012 updated)
     
    Cap Type Cap Amount Cap Eligible Petitions Date of Last Count
    H-1B Regular Cap 65,000 48,400 05/25/2012
    H-1B Masters Degree Exemption 20,000 17,500 05/25/2012

     

  • H-1B Cap count update as of 5/18/2012 (5/22/2012 updated)
    Cap Type Cap Amount Cap Eligible Petitions Date of Last Count
    H-1B Regular Cap 65,000 42,000 05/18/2012
    H-1B Masters Degree Exemption 20,000 16,000 05/18/2012
     
  • USCIS Launch of I-539 Online Filing System I-539 ELIS  (5/22/2012)
  • Recent approval: Taiwanese Researcher I-140 NIW approved(5/19/2012)
  • H-1B Cap count update as of 5/4/2012 (5/7/2012 updated)
Cap Type Cap Amount Cap Eligible Petitions Date of Last Count
H-1B Regular Cap 65,000 32,500 05/04/2012
H-1B Masters Degree Exemption 20,000 13,700 05/04/2012
  • H-1B Cap count update as of 4/27/2012 (4/30/2012 updated)
  • Cap Type Cap Amount Cap Eligible Petitions Date of Last Count
    H-1B Regular Cap 65,000 29,200 04/27/2012
    H-1B Masters Degree Exemption 20,000 12,300 04/27/2012

     

  • H-1B Cap count update as of 4/20/2012 (4/23/2012 updated)
  • Cap Type Cap Amount Cap Eligible Petitions Date of Last Count
    H-1B Regular Cap 65,000 25,000 04/20/2012
    H-1B Masters Degree Exemption 20,000 10,900 04/20/2012

     

  • USCIS Processing Time update 23/2012 4/23/2012)
  • H-1B Cap count update as of 4/13/2012 (4/17/2012 updated)
Cap Type Cap Amount Cap Eligible Petitions Date of Last Count
H-1B Regular Cap 65,000 20,600 04/13/2012
H-1B Masters Degree Exemption 20,000 9,700 04/13/2012
  • H-1B Cap count update as of 4/9/2012 (4/9/2012 update)
Cap Type Cap Amount Cap Eligible Petitions Date of Last Count
H-1B Regular Cap 65,000 17,400 04/09/2012
H-1B Masters Degree Exemption 20,000 8,200 04/09/2012
 
  • USCIS AAO Processing Time as of January 1,2012  (1/28/2012 updated)

  • FY-2012 H-1B Cap used up as of 11/22/2011 (11/23/2011)

     

  • FY-2012 H-1B cap count as of 11/18/2011 (11/22/2011 updated)

    Cap Type

    Cap Amount

    Cap Eligible Petitions

    Date of Last Count

    H-1B Regular Cap

    65,000

    61,800

    11/18/2011

    H-1B Masters Exemption

    20,000

    20,000

    11/18/2011

     

  • FY-2012 H-1B cap count as of 11/14/2011 (11/15/2011 updated)

    Cap Type

    Cap Amount

    Cap Eligible Petitions

    Date of Last Count

    H-1B Regular Cap

    65,000

    56,300

    11/14/2011

    H-1B Masters Exemption

    20,000

    20,000

    11/14/2011

  • USCIS AAO Processing Time as of November 1, 2011  (11/07/2011 updated)

  • FY-2012 H-1B cap count as of 11/02/2011 (11/05/2011 updated)

    Cap Type

    Cap Amount

    Cap Eligible Petitions

    Date of Last Count

    H-1B Regular Cap

    65,000

    50,800

    11/2/2011

    H-1B Masters Exemption

    20,000

    20,000

    11/2/2011

     
  • Recent Approval:EB-1B Outstanding Professor and  NIW National Interest Waiver approved at the same time (11/1/2011)
     
  • FY-2012 H-1B cap count as of 10/28/2011 (10/31/2011 updated)

    Cap Type

    Cap Amount

    Cap Eligible Petitions

    Date of Last Count

    H-1B Regular Cap

    65,000

    49,200

    10/28/2011

    H-1B Masters Exemption

    20,000

    20,000

    10/28/2011

 

  • FY 2012 H-1B Cap Count as of 10/21/2011 (10/24/2011 updated)

Cap Type

Cap Amount

Cap Eligible Petitions

Date of Last Count

H-1B Regular Cap

65,000

46,200

10/21/2011

H-1B Masters Exemption

20,000

20,000

10/21/2011

 

  • FY 2012 H-1B Cap Count as of 10/14/2011  (10/18/2011 updated)

Cap Type

Cap Amount

Cap Eligible Petitions

Date of Last Count

H-1B Regular Cap

65,000

43,300

10/14/2011

H-1B Masters Exemption

20,000

19,600

10/14/2011

  • PERM Processing time as of 10/11/2011 (10/17/2011 updated)

    • Analyst Reviews (not audited cases): July 2011

    • Audit Cases: February 2011

    • Reconsideration Requests to the CO: June 2009

    • Government Error Appeal Cases: Current

    Recent approvals:

    PERM Case Number: A-11152-XXXXX

    • Hotel in Southern California

    • BA in Business +5 years of work experiences

    • Job TitleMarketing manager

    • EB-2

    • PERM filed on7/28/2011

    • PERM certified on10/14/2011 (Total 2 months and 17 days)  

    PERM Case Number: A-11181-XXXXX

    • Show Exhibition Company in Southern California

    • Master in Fine Art

    • Graphic Designer

    • EB-2 

    • PERM filed on07/22/2011

    • PERM certified on10/06/2011   (Total 2 months and 15 days)  

  •  Visa Bulletin for November 2011 issued by US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs(10/5/2011)
  • FY 2012 H-1B Cap Count as of 6/17/2011 (6/20/2011 updated)
  • Cap Type   Cap Amount   Cap Eligible Petitions    Date of Last Count
    H-1B Regular Cap  65,000  16,300 6/17/2011
    H-1B Masters Exemption  20,000 10,800 6/17/2011
     
  • Recent Approval :Another Taiwan born MBA received green card in 5 months  (6/11/2011)
  • PERM Case Number: A-11018-XXXXX

  • California Computer Component Wholesaler

  • Applicant: Taiwan born MBA

  • Job Title:Market Research Analyst

  • PERM EB-2

  • PERM Filing date:1/18/2011

  • PERM Certified date:1/25/2011  (in 7 days)

  • I-140/I-485 Filing date:4/12/2011

  • I-485 Case #LIN-11-129-XXXXX

  • I-140 批准日: 5/6/2011(approved in 24 days)

  • I-485 批准日:201167(approved in 56 days)

  • PERM/I-485 approval documents

  • FY 2012 H-1B Cap Count as of 6/1/2011 (6/6/2011 updated)
  • Cap Type 

     Cap Amount 

     Cap Eligible Petitions  

     Date of Last Count

    H-1B Regular Cap 

    65,000 

    13,600

    6/1/2011

    H-1B Masters Exemption 

    20,000

    9,300

    6/1/2011

     

  • FY 2012 H-1B Cap Count as of 5/26/2011 (5/31/2011 updated)
  • Cap Type 

     Cap Amount 

     Cap Eligible Petitions  

     Date of Last Count

    H-1B Regular Cap 

    65,000 

    13,100

    5/26/2011

    H-1B Masters Exemption 

    20,000

    9,000

    5/26/2011

     
  • Recent Approval :Taiwan born MBA received green card in 5 months PERM/I-485 approval documents  (5/25/2011)
  • PERM Case Number: A-10279-XXXXX

  • Oregon State semiconductor wholesaler

  • Taiwan born MBA

  • Market Research Analyst

  • EB-2

  • PERM filing date:12/2/2010

  • PERM certified:12/20/2010  (approved18 days)

  • I-140/I-485 filing date1/27/2011

  • I-485 Case #LIN-11-902-XXXXX

  • I-140 approved on 5/4/2011

  • I-485 approved on 5/20/2011 

  • PERM/I-485 approval documents

    • FY 2012 H-1B Cap Count as of 5/13/2011 (5/18/2011 updated)
    • Cap Type 

       Cap Amount 

       Cap Eligible Petitions  

       Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap 

      65,000 

      11,200

      5/13/2011

      H-1B Masters Exemption 

      20,000

      7,900

      5/13/2011

       

    • MBA PERM EB-2 received green card in 7 months(5/14/2011)

    • PERM Case Number: A-10266-XXXXX

    • Applicant: Taiwan born MBA

    • Job TitleBusiness Development Director

    • PERM EB-2

    • PERM filing date9/24/2010

    • PERM ccertified date11/15/2010 (in 1 month)

    • I-140/I-485 filing date12/29/2010

    • I-485 Case #LIN-11-902-XXXXX

    • I-140 approval 4/19/2011(approved in 3 months)

    • I-485 批准日:5/10/2010(approved in 4 months)

    • FY 2012 H-1B Cap Count as of 5/6/2011 (5/11/2011 updated)
    • Cap Type 

       Cap Amount 

       Cap Eligible Petitions  

       Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap 

      65,000 

      10,200

      5/6/2011

      H-1B Masters Exemption 

      20,000

      7,300

      5/6/2011

    • FY 2012 H-1B Cap Count as of 4/29/2011 (5/2/2011 updated)
    • Cap Type 

       Cap Amount 

       Cap Eligible Petitions  

       Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap 

      65,000 

      9,200

      4/29/2011

      H-1B Masters Exemption 

      20,000

      6,600

      4/29/2011

    • FY 2012 H-1B Cap Count as of 4/22/2011 (4/27/2011 updated)
    • Cap Type   Cap Amount   Cap Eligible Petitions    Date of Last Count
      H-1B Regular Cap  65,000  8,000 4/22/2011
      H-1B Masters Exemption  20,000 5,900 4/22/2011
    Cap Type   Cap Amount   Cap Eligible Petitions    Date of Last Count
    H-1B Regular Cap  65,000  5,900 4/7/2011
    H-1B Masters Exemption  20,000 4,500 4/7/2011
    • 5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your EB-1 Chances The USCIS started implementing a more restrictive policy on EB-1A and EB-1B cases that first appeared in memo form in August of last year. In our office we refer to the memo as the Kazarian Memo, as it is based on the decision of the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Kazarian vs. USCIS. My discussion will not be on the legality of the policy espoused in the memo, though I do believe its legality is suspect. The practical approach in preparing a potential EB-1a and EB-b case is to understand the underpinnings of the new policy and to overcome these additional hurdles with substantive evidence and cogent analysis.(3/17/2011 )

       
    • USCIS Processing Time as of 1/31/2011 (3/15/2011 )
    • PERM Processing Times as of February 4, 2011 (2/8/2011 updated)
      • Analyst Reviews (not audited cases): February 2011 Priority Date Applications  
      • Audit Cases: January 2009 Priority Date Applications
      • Standard Appeal Cases: June 2008 Priority Date Applications
      • Government Error Appeal Cases: Current

       

    • USCIS AAO Processing time as of 02/01/2011 (2/8/2011)
    • MBA Market Analyst, EB-2 PERM approved in 7 days (2/4/2011 updated)

       
    • USCIS Scheduled Websites Outage During the Weekend (02/04/2011)

      There will be a scheduled application outage starting on Saturday, Feb. 5, 8 a.m. EST until 9 a.m. EST Sunday, Feb 6. During this time you will not be able to access:

      • My Case Status,
      • Change of Address Online,
      • e-Request,
      • Processing Times,
      • Civil Surgeon Locator, or
      • Office Profiles under Find a USCIS Office.

       

    • Taiwan Born Mechanical Engineer PERM EB-2 approved in 11 days(01/28/2011)  
    • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2011.  USCIS is notifying the public that yesterday, Jan. 26, 2011, is the final receipt date for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting an employment start date in FY2011.Read the News Update.(01/27/2011)  
    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 1/21/2011 (1/24/2011 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      62,800

       

      1/21/2011

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      20,000

       

      1/21/2011

    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 12/31/2010 (1/4/2011 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      57,300

       

      12/31/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      20,000

       

      12/31/2010

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      This is the number of petitions that USCIS has accepted for this particular type of cap.  It includes cases that have been approved or are still pending.  It does not include petitions that have been denied. While USCIS has now received over 20,000 petitions filed on behalf of individuals who have earned a Masters degree or higher from a U.S. institution of higher education, USCIS continues to accept these petitions and they will be counted against the regular cap until the regular cap is reached.

    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 12/24/2010 (1/3/2011 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      55,800

       

      12/24/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      20,000

       

      12/24/2010

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      This is the number of petitions that USCIS has accepted for this particular type of cap.  It includes cases that have been approved or are still pending.  It does not include petitions that have been denied. While USCIS has now received over 20,000 petitions filed on behalf of individuals who have earned a Masters degree or higher from a U.S. institution of higher education, USCIS continues to accept these petitions and they will be counted against the regular cap until the regular cap is reached.

    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 12/17/2010 (12/21/2010 updated)
       

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      53,900

       

      12/17/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      19,700

       

      12/17/2010

    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 12/10/2010 (12/13/2010 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      52,400

       

      12/10/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      19,100

       

      12/10/2010

    • PERM Processing Times as of 11/30/2010(12/10/2010)
      • Analyst Reviews: November 2010
      • Audits: November 2008
      • Standard Appeals: May 2008
      • Government Error Appeals: Current
    • Current Visa Bulletin for January 2011  (12/09/2010)
     
    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 12/3/2010 (12/7/2010 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      51,200

       

      12/3/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      18,700

       

      12/3/2010

    • EB-2 PERM approved in 16 days (12/6/2010 update)

    • PERM Case Number: A-10287-XXX

    • Southern California Logistics Company

    • Beneficiary:MBA

    • Job Title:Market Analyst

    • EB-2

    • PERM Filing date:11/16/2010

    • PERM Certified date:12/2/2010  (in 16 Days)
    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 11/26/2010 (11/30/2010 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      50,400

       

      11/26/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      18,400

       

      11/26/2010

       

    • Iran Scientist  NIW /I-485 approved in 4 months (11/29/2010)

    • PERM Processing Times (as of 9/30/2010)  (11/18/2010 updated)
      Processing Queue Priority Dates
      Month Year
      Analyst Reviews July 2010
      Audits August 2008
      Standard Appeals March 2008
      Gov't Error Appeals Current
       
    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 11/12/2010 (11/16/2010 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      47,800

       

      11/12/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      17,400

       

      11/12/2010

       
    • Current Visa Bulletin for December 2010 (11/12/2010)
    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 11/5/2010 (11/9/2010 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      46,800

       

      11/5/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      17,200

       

      11/5/2010

       
    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 10/29/2010 (11/1/2010 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      45,600

       

      10/29/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      16,700

       

      10/29/2010

    • 2009 Foreign Labor Certification Report(10/27/2010)
    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 10/22/2010 (10/27/2010 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      44,300

       

      10/22/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      16,200

       

      10/22/2010

    Cap Type

    Cap Amount

    Cap Eligible Petitions

    Petition Target


    Date of Last Count

    H-1B Regular Cap

    65,000

    41,900

     

    10/8/2010

    H-1B Masters Exemption

    20,000

    15,400

     

    10/8/2010

    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 10/01/2010 (10/05/2010 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      40,600

       

      10/1/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      14,900

       

      10/1/2010

       
    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 09/24/2010 (09/28/2010 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      39,600

       

      9/24/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      14,400

       

      9/24/2010

    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 09/17/2010 (09/21/2010 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      38,300

       

      9/17/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      14,000

       

      9/17/20

       
    • Taiwan born Computer Scientist'sI-140 approved NIW in 1 month (09/17/2010)
    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 09/10/2010 (09/13/2010 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      37,400

       

      9/10/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      13,700

       

      9/10/2010

       
    • OFLC Updates PERM Processing Times as of 08/312010(09/13/2010)
      • Analyst Review : May, 2010  
      • Audits: August 2008
      • Standard Appeals: March 2008
      • Government Error Appeals: Current
    • Current Visa Bulletin for October 2010 (09/09/2010)
       
    • PERM: BA+5 received green card in 7 months(09/09/2010)
    • PERM Case Number: A-09357-XXXXX

    • California Auto Part wholesaler

    • Taiwanese BA degree with 5 years of experience

    • Job TitlePurchase Specialist (DOL define Operation Research Analyst job)

    • EB-2

    • PERM Filing date01/12/2010 

    • PERM Certified5/19/2010 in 4 months

    • I-140/I-485 filing date6/18/2010

    • I-485 Case #LIN-10-179-XXXXX

    • I-140 approval 7/12/2010 (in 25 days)

    • I-485 approval9/1/2010 (in 2 months)

    • PERM/I-485 approval documents

    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 09/03/2010 (09/07/2010 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      36,600

       

      9/3/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      13,400

       

      9/3/2010

    • OFLC Updates PERM Processing Times as of 07/312010(08/17/2010)
      • Analyst Review: December ,2009
      • Aduts: July , 2008
      • Standard Appeals: February 2008
      • Government Error Appeals: Current

       

    • FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count as of 08/13/2010 (8/17/2010 updated)

      Cap Type

      Cap Amount

      Cap Eligible Petitions

      Petition Target


      Date of Last Count

      H-1B Regular Cap

      65,000

      29,700

       

      8/13/2010

      H-1B Masters Exemption

      20,000

      12,300

       

      8/13/2010

       

       

    • Congress Passes Emergency Border Security Bill : Raises filing and fraud prevention and detection for L visas by $2,250 and H-1B visas by $2,000 for applicants who have more than 50 employees in the US if more than 50 percent of their employees on L or H-1B visas respectively. Filing fee increase ends on September 30, 2014. President Obama is expecting to sign the bill tomorrow 8/13/2010 (08/12/2010)

    • OFLC Updates PERM Processing Times as of 06/30/2010(07/14/2010)
      • Analyst Review: 10/2009
      • Aduts: 06/2008
      • Standard Appeals: 01/2008
      • Government Error Appeals: Current
    • Recent approval:EB2 PERM approved in 44 days.(7/13/2010 )

      • PERM Case Number: A-10138-XXX

      • companyFlorida computer comapny

      • BeneficiaryMaster in computer science +2 years of work experience

      • Job titleSoftware Engineer

      • Apply for EB-2

      • PERM filing date5/25/2010

      • PERM certified date7/8/2010 (in 44 days)
    • Current Visa Bulletin for August 2010 (7/12/2010)
    • OFLC Updates PERM Processing Times as of 05/31/2010(6/11/2010)
      • Analyst Reviews: 08/2009
      • Audits: 05/2008
      • Standard Appeals: 12/2007
      • Gov't Error Appeals: Current
    • Current Visa Bulletin for July 2010(6/10/2010) Based on current indications of demand, the best case scenarios for cut-off dates which will be reached by the end of FY-2010 are as follows:
    • Employment First:  Current

    • Employment Second: China and India:  March or April 2006

    • Employment Third:

    Worldwide:    June through September 2004
    China:        October through December 2003
    India:        February 2002
    Mexico:       Unavailable
    Philippines:  June through September 2004

    • Employment Fourth Worldwide:  It may be necessary to establish a cut-off date for September.

    • Employment Fifth:  Current

    • Please be advised that the above date ranges are only estimates which are subject to fluctuations in demand.  Continued heavy demand during recent months has reduced the estimated forward movements projected earlier in the year.  It is possible that some annual limits could be reached or that some preferences could retrogress prior to the end of the fiscal year.   Those categories with a Current projection will remain so for the foreseeable future.

    • PERM approval Taiwan born Industrial Engineer received green card in 1 year  (5/24/2010)

      • PERM Case Number: A-09110-XXXXX

      • Computer company

      • PERM beneficiary: Master in Industrial Engineer

      • Job Title:Lean Specialist (Industrial Engineer )

      • EB-2

      • PERM application date4/25/2009

      • PERM certified date:2/8/2010 (in 10 months)

      • I-140/I-485 filing date:4/6/2010

      • I-485 Case #LIN-10-127-XXXXX

      • I-140 approval date: 4/22/2010 (16 days after submission of I-140,no Premium Processing)

      • I-485 approval date:5/18/2010 (one month after submission of I-485)

    • Recent PERM approvals from Law Offices of Jonathan Liang (5/21/2010)
    • PERM Case Number: A-09357-XXXXX

    • Employer: Auto Parts Wholesaler  in California

    • Employee Qualification: Bachelor in Language+ 5 years Market Analyst experience. 

    • Job Title: Operation Research Analyst

    • EB-2:  (BA+5 years of experience)

    • PERM Filing date:1/12/2010 

    • PERM Certified date5/19/2010 (in 4 months)

    • PERM Case Number: A-09337-XXX

    • Employer: Telecommunication company in California

    • Employee Qualification:MBA

    • Job title:Market Research Analyst

    • EB-2

    • PERM  Filing Date:12/08/2009

    • PERM Certified Date05/20/2010 (in 5 months)

    • ** This application has a I-140 EB-3 with priority date of 01/18/2008.  We will petition his 2nd I-140 and request for the priority date remaining EB-2 as of 01/18/2008.**

    • LCA Policy Mailbox Now Available: The Department's Office of Foreign Labor Certification has established a mailbox for questions regarding LCA policies.  Those seeking policy guidance should submit a question to LCA.Regulation@dol.gov. Questions will be answered in the form of FAQs. The interested public should continue to direct all general inquiries regarding the H-1B program to the Chicago National Processing Center at LCA.Chicago@dol.gov. For iCERT technical issues, questions should continue to be submitted to OFLC.Portal@dol.gov (5/19/2010 )
    • New Schedule of Fees for Consular Service Effect 15 days after 5/20/2010(5/19/2010 )
      Nonimmigrant visa and border crossing card application processing fees (per person):
      (a) Non-petition-based nonimmigrant visa (except E category) $140
      (b) H, L, O, P, Q and R category nonimmigrant visa $150
      (c) E category nonimmigrant visa $390
      (d) K category nonimmigrant visa $350
      (e) Border crossing card ǔ age 15 and over (valid 10 years) $140
      (f) Border crossing card ǔ under age 15; for Mexican citizens if parent or guardian has or is applying for a border crossing card (valid 10 years or until the applicant reaches age 15, whichever is sooner)
      $14
       
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    • ICE Updates List of SEVP Approved Schools (Updated 5/18/10)
    • Combine EAD and AP into one document and issue for 3 years. USCIS is in the process of developing a combination work authorization (EAD) and Advance Parole (AP) card. An announcement regarding this combination card will be made later this year.(5/13/2010) 
    • USCIS To Issue Redesigned Green Card   (5/12/2010)
    • Naturalization and Adjustment Background Check Processing Issues Resolved: USCIS reported that the background check processing issues on I-485 and N-400 cases having taken place in late February and early March 2010.  All affected cases are back in the normal processing stream. If you have a case that is outside normal processing time for the application type, please contact the USCIS National Customer Service Center directly at 1-800-375-5283.(5/6/2010 )

    • USCIS Naturalization Interview and Test video(5/6/2010 )

    • Upcoming OFLC Online Systems Outage on Friday May 7, 2010, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm (Eastern Daylight Time), the OFLC systems will be unavailable. This includes iCERT, PERM submissions, and the helpdesk e-mail centers. (5/5/2010)

    • USCIS TSC E-mail Pilot Initiative (5/4/2010)

     

          About Us

    The Law Offices of Jonathan Liang is an experienced law firm in the United States that practices exclusively in the immigration and nationality laws. We are committed to providing effective analysis and guidance with a view towards solving legal problems in the most competent, professional, and efficient manner.  Our clients trust us to find innovative solutions to their legal problems.

    Our success is founded on our unique ability to devise creative, cost-effective and prompt solutions to a variety of immigration challenges.   We are a firm that respects tradition and yet is not afraid of technology. To provide the most effective immigration solutions, the Lianglaw legal team utilizes the most advanced technology in our online case management system that provide our clients the ability to organize documents, provide information, download forms, and view case status. The Lianglaw legal team also has the comprehensive, up-to-date legal research tools and resources to confront every possible legal situation. Legal news and immigration procedure updates and changes are disseminated throughout the firm as they occur, guaranteeing a coordinated practice to maximize favorable results for our clients.  Members and staff of our firm regularly attend seminars and conferences in the area of immigration law to continually enhance our legal knowledge in this complex and rewarding area of legal practice. Our services are always conducted in an environment of professionalism.   Moreover, we believe in keeping the client informed at each and every step of the process. 

    Attorney Jonathan (Yong) Liang, the founder of the law firm, is an attorney licensed by the State of New York. Mr. Liang came to the United States from China at the age of 12. He graduated in the top 1 percent of his high school class and entered Columbia College, Columbia University in New York in 1989. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Columbia in 1993. Subsequently, Mr. Liang received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He has practiced immigration law with immigration law firms in both Manhattan and Los Angeles. Mr. Liang is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and has been interviewed on immigration issues by TV Beijing, KSCI Channel 18 in Southern California and the Skylink TV Network in the US. Mr. Liang is also a regular contributor on the latest immigration developments to influential publications such as the Tsingtao Daily News and the How2USA Magazine.

    Specializing in the area of Employment Immigration

     

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