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2017 H1B Visa and Green Card Reports Released
Myvisajobs.com, the leading employment website for immigrants, has released its 12nd Annual H1B Visa and Employment-based Green Card reports.

During the fiscal year 2016, U.S. employers submitted 647,852 labor condition applications for H-1B visas, and Department of Labor made decisions on 126,143 permanent labor certifications for green cards.

To help you pitch the employers who are more likely to sponsor you in 2017, we have updated all employers' contact information and added demographic profiles of their foreign workers.

http://www.myvisajobs.com/Reports/2017-H1B-Visa-Sponsor.aspx

August 8 is the Deadline to Apply to Add 7 Months to a 17-Month STEM OPT Extension

If you currently have a 17-month STEM OPT extension, you may apply to add 7 months to your STEM OPT period. If you want to apply for this 7-month extension, you must properly file your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (with the required fee and signature) on or before August 8, 2016. USCIS will deny applications filed after August 8, 2016.

You may apply to add 7 months to your 17-month STEM OPT period if:

1. You are currently participating in STEM OPT based on a 17-month extension;
2. You request the additional 7-month period by filing a new Form I-765 between May 10, 2016 and August 8, 2016, and within 60 days of the date your designated school official’s enters the recommendation for the 24-month OPT extension into your SEVIS record;
3. You have at least 150 days of valid employment authorization remaining on your 17-month STEM OPT period on the date you properly file your new Form I-765; and
4. You, your designated school official, and your employer meet all the 24-month STEM OPT extension requirements.

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We have published all labor applications(LCA) filed by U.S. employers during the first 9 months of fiscal year 2016 through our legacy database system.

From October 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, Department of Labor received 542,018 LCA for H-1B visa jobs: 7,526 were denied, 51,717 were withdrawn.

It is interesting that U.S. employers still submitted large number of LCA after April 1 when the annual quota for H-1B Visa was used up. The total number is estimated to be over 150K at the end of July.

http://www.myvisajobs.com/H1B-Visa/Search.aspx

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USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2017 cap on April 1, 2016. Please read this mail carefully to ensure your employer or attorney file the petition properly!

1. Complete all sections of the Form I-129 petition, including the H Classification Supplement and the H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption Supplement.
2. Make sure each form has an original signature, preferably in black ink.
3. Include signed checks or money orders with the correct fee amount.
4。 Submit all required documentation and evidence with the petition at the time of filing to ensure timely processing.
5. Ensure there is only one H-1B position for the beneficiary of each petition.
6. You must file the petition to the correct USCIS service center.

USCIS employees use the information provided in Sections 2 and 3 (or Part C) of the H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption Supplement to help us determine if a petition is subject to the congressionally mandated cap of 65,000 H-1B visas.

An advanced degree exemption is available for the first 20,000 petitions filed for a beneficiary who has obtained a U.S. master's degree or higher. Once that limit is reached, any petitions filed for beneficiaries with a U.S. master's degree or higher will be subject to the regular cap, unless exempt for other reasons.

http://www.myvisajobs.com/Blog/post/How-to-Make-Sure-Your-H-1B-Petition-Is-Properly-Filed.aspx

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We have published all labor applications filed by U.S. employers during the first three months of fiscal year 2016 through our legacy database system.
From October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, U.S. employers filed 93,372 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 1,276 were denied, 4,108 were withdrawn, 9,133 were withdrawn after being certified.
During the same time, Department of Labor made decisions on 26,943 labor certifications for employment green card:1,807 were denied, 1,123 were withdrawn.

http://www.myvisajobs.com/H1B-Visa/Search.aspx

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Four key requirements you must fulfill to apply for an H-1B Visa:
1. You must have an employer-employee relationship with the petitioning U.S. employer.
2. Your job must qualify as a specialty occupation;
3. Your job must be in a specialty occupation related to your field of study;
4. You must be paid at least the actual or prevailing wage for your occupation, whichever is higher.

http://www.myvisajobs.com/Blog/post/Understanding-Key-H-1B-Visa-Requirements.aspx

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H1B visa 2017: quota and allocation
USCIS will start accepting cap-subject H-1B visa petitions on April 1, 2016. How many H-1B visa will be available and how will they be allocated this time? Here is a quick summary:
Annual Cap: 65,000
Advanced Degree Exemption: 20,000
Higher Education and Research Exemption: unlimited
Guam Exemption: unlimited
Chile and Singapore Treaty Set-aside: unused portion of 6,800
Since USCIS is expected to receive more than 200,000 H-1B visa petitions during the first week of April, it will use a lottery system to randomly select the petitions.

http://www.myvisajobs.com/Blog/post/H1B-visa-2017-quota-and-allocation.aspx

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Myvisajobs.com, the leading employment website for immigrants, has released its eleventh Annual H1B Visa and Employment-based Green Card reports.

During the fiscal year 2015, U.S. employers submitted 618,804 labor condition applications for H-1B visas, and Department of Labor made decisions on 88,994 permanent labor certifications for green cards.

To help you pitch the employers who are more likely to sponsor you in 2016, we have updated all employers' contact information and added demographic profiles of their foreign workers.

http://www.myvisajobs.com/Reports/2016-H1B-Visa-Sponsor.aspx

http://www.myvisajobs.com/Repo…/2016-Green-Card-Sponsor.aspx

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Top 10 Work Visa News Stories of 2015

In many respects, 2015 was a good year for foreigners seeking employment opportunities in United States. The job market has fully recovered, and the Obama administration extended work authorization to many more foreigners.

Here is our selection of the top 10 work visa news stories of 2015.

http://www.myvisajobs.com/Blog/post/Top-10-Work-Visa-News-Stories-of-2015.aspx



Myvisajobs recently introduced a new feature that enables you to follow visa sponsors you are interested in. 

When you follow a visa sponsor on Myvisajobs, you can be notified when there are: 

- new job opportunities qualified for work visa 
- new labor condition applications filed for h1b visa 
- new labor certifications filed for green card 
- new reviews and comments posted by users 
- new visa job contacts added 
- new updates on company profiles 

It is pretty easy to follow a visa sponsor on Myvisajobs: just click the follow link when you are on the sponsor's profile page. 

You can also unfollow, turn on or turn off email alerts at any time on your account page. 
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