FAQs for H-1B Employees and Employers on FY 2015 H-1B Quota Cases

January 17, 2014

At the Law Offices of Rakesh Mehrotra, we answer hundreds of questions every day from employers who are new to the H-1B sponsorship process and from employers who are sponsoring their first H-1B employee this upcoming April. While many questions may be specific to an employer’s company or an employee’s own circumstances, there are general […]

H-1B or any other extension petitions should be filed as early as possible– well in advance– before the expiry date of previous extension or the I-94 expiry date

January 08, 2014

It is always a best practice to file an H-1B or any other extension petitions well in advance before the expiry date of previous extension or the I-94 expiration date. The usual processing time for the USCIS-Vermont Service Center or California Service Center is 2 months based on their website, and in cases for which […]

Visa Office Updates on Priority Dates and Demand of EB-2 and EB-3 for India

December 04, 2013

In a conversation with a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Department of State’s Visa Office provided information and updates regarding demand in the employment-based EB-2 and EB-3 immigrant visa categories. Please note that these notes are based on personal impressions of the officer at the Visa Office and are subject to change […]

Telephone Scam Targets to Defraud Applicants and Petitioners to USCIS

August 28, 2013

We have learned from immigration applicants and petitioners that there is a new telephone scam targeted to defaud them. USCIS also reported about these scams targeting USCIS applicants and petitioners. Scammers are using a technique called “Caller ID spoofing” to display a misleading or inaccurate phone number in a recipient’s Caller ID. The scammer poses […]

Online Gamer gets U.S. visa as pro athlete

August 28, 2013

Under the U.S. immigration law there are number of opportunities to immigrate or temporarily work, or temporarily visit and stay in the United States. LA Times reported a news that an online gamer is also eligible to receive U.S. visa as pro athlete. Online game League of Legends star Danny ‘Shiphtur’ Le of Canada is […]