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Litwin & Smith Nationwide FY 2021 H-1B Cap Petition Filing Ends June 30, 2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Litwin & Smith provides nationwide H-1B Cap Petition preparation for H1B Cap registrations selected in the H1B Cap lottery. The 90-day filing window for Employers to submit their H1B Cap Petitions end June 30. Don’t delay. File Your Petitions Now. The experienced, trusted law firm of Litwin & Smith will assist you through every step of the petition filing process. Contact Litwin & Smith to receive H-1B Petition assistance.

Foreign Visitors to U.S. No Longer Need to Complete Paper Form I-94/I-94W

Arrival/Departure Forms: I-94 and I-94W

Foreign visitors to the U.S. arriving via air or sea no longer need to complete paper Customs and Border Protection Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record or Form I-94W Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure Record. Those who need to prove their legal-visitor status-to employers, schools/universities or government agencies-can access their CBP arrival/departure record information online.

CBP now gathers travelers' arrival/departure information automatically from their electronic travel records. Because advance information is only transmitted for air and sea travelers, CBP will still issue a paper form I-94 at land border ports of entry.

If travelers need the information from their Form I-94 admission record to verify immigration status or employment authorization, the record number and other admission information they are encouraged to obtain their I-94 record at get their I-94 Number .

Upon arrival, a CBP officer stamps the travel document of each arriving non-immigrant traveler with the admission date, the class of admission, and the date that the traveler is admitted until. If a traveler would like a paper Form I-94, one can be requested during the inspection process. All requests will be accommodated in a secondary setting.

Upon exiting the U.S., travelers previously issued a paper Form I-94 should surrender it to the commercial carrier or to CBP upon departure. Otherwise, CBP will record the departure electronically via manifest information provided by the carrier or by CBP.

CBP advises this automation streamlines the entry process for travelers, facilitates security and reduces federal costs. CBP estimates that the automated process will save the agency $15.5 million a year.

For more information and for answers to frequently asked questions, see the I-94 Fact Sheet.

The CBP INFO Center offers questions and answers for I-94.

Litwin & Smith attorneys often advise visitors to the U.S. on extensions of stay, legal activities that may pursued as a visitor, and what other visas may be available to a U.S. visitor. Please contact [email protected] or call 650 588 7100 for more information, a free 10 minute call, or schedule a consultation to meet your needs. We look forward to assisting you.

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