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How Litwin & Smith Can Reduce Risk of Denied H1B Cap Registrations

In the competitive arena of H1B visa applications, where demand often surpasses the available cap, applicants seek every possible advantage to ensure their petitions are not only accepted for processing but also approved. Litwin & Smith, a law firm with an exceptional track record in navigating the complex landscape of H1B submissions, stands out as a beacon of hope for

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Do You Know How to Properly Submit Your H1B Cap Subject Petition?

The H1B visa program is an essential pathway for skilled workers from around the globe to bring their talents to the United States. However, navigating the intricacies of H1B cap-subject petitions, particularly with the inclusion of those eligible for the U.S. advanced degree exemption (often referred to as the “double dip”), can be a complex and daunting process.  Central to

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Preparing for the FY2025 H1B Cap Lottery: What to Expect

The H1B visa is a critical pathway for skilled professionals around the globe to work in the United States, particularly in fields such as technology, engineering, and medicine. As we approach the Fiscal Year 2025 (FY2025) H1B cap lottery, applicants and employers alike are gearing up for one of the most competitive selection processes in the immigration landscape. Understanding the

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Time to Plan for the 2025 H1B Cap Lottery

As the world continues to recover and adapt to post-pandemic realities, the competition for top talent in specialty occupations is becoming fiercer. For employers in the United States, this means the H1B visa program remains a critical pathway to securing the skilled workers needed to drive innovation and growth.  However, with the annual cap on H1B visas and the introduction

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Early H1B Cap Employers to Receive Free Registration

When it comes to navigating the complexities of U.S. immigration law, particularly the H-1B visa process, it’s critical to stay ahead of the game. The registration process involves several detailed steps, and meeting deadlines is crucial to ensure candidates are eligible for consideration in the annual U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)visa lottery.  In this context, we’re excited to announce

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What Is the H1B Cap Season?

As the global economy continues to integrate highly skilled professionals from around the world, the H1B visa remains a pivotal pathway for bringing specialized talent into the United States. However, the opportunity to apply for this visa is governed by a critical timeframe known as the H1B cap season, a period that both U.S. employers and foreign professionals must strategically

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FY2025 H-1B CAP NON-IMMIGRANT WORKER PETITION 

The H-1B allows employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in the U.S. on a nonimmigrant basis in specialty occupations. For candidates who have not been previously approved for H-1B employment, these candidates’ H-1B petition requires employer pre-registration. Below is the information.  The H-1B petition has increased in level of difficulty and the documentation required to establish the position offered or

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I-9 Compliance for Employers: A Guide to Immigration Verification

In the complex landscape of employment law, I-9 compliance stands as a crucial requirement for all employers in the United States. This compliance is particularly significant when hiring foreign nationals. If your organization seeks to hire immigrant professionals through employment immigration channels, I-9 reporting compliance is crucial. Here’s what you should know about immigration verification with the I-9 form.  The

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H1B Cap Season Is Back for FY 2025

As spring approaches, we once again find ourselves at the threshold of the H-1B visa cap season, a pivotal time for both U.S. employers and foreign professionals. The H-1B visa program, designed to allow U.S. employers to hire foreign workers in specialty occupations, is a cornerstone of global talent acquisition. This year, like every year, brings its own set of

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Announcing FY 2025 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period and Online Filing of H-1B Petitions

As a new fiscal year approaches, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is taking definitive steps to enhance the H-1B visa registration process’s integrity. The final rule announced by USCIS seeks to minimize fraud potential and establish a more equitable chance for each beneficiary during the selection process. With this development, USCIS also introduces the initial registration dates for the

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