April 17, 2017: Our office received 2 receipts of Master’s cap H-1B petitions from California Service Center. We will keep updating the lottery status.
USCIS announced it has received 199,000 H-1B petitions this year, and has completed the random selection (lottery) for the advanced degree and general caps on April 11, 2017.
Our office recently filed two applications: one is an I-539 Application for Change of Status to from H-1B to H-4 and the other is an I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Document for an H-4 holder. Both were approved within two weeks. (See Below) This noted a new trend in USCIS’s adjudication for cases related to H-1B dependents.
For the last two years, we saw a lot of delays in USCIS’s adjudication of this two categories of cases, which is beyond the USCIS’s posted processing time, i.e., 6 months for the I-539 Application and 3 months for the I-765 Application.
Immigration based employment, EB-5 investment immigration, EB-1(c) immigration for transnational transferees, EB-1(a), family-based immigration — which immigration path suits you best? What is USCIS’ latest proceedings in regards to these cases and anti-fraud measures?
We invite you to attend the public community seminar held by experienced immigration Attorney Kelly H. Bu: Path to US Green Card. The lecture will reference a large number of actual cases. After the lecture, there will be a Q&A on family-based immigration and naturalization issues.
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2-4pm
Location: 6665 Owens Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94588 (Fei Xiang Bilingual School)
U.S. Senate has recently proposed a new bill to raise the bar of EB-5 Investment Immigration Program that is highly probable to pass. Do not miss the last window for the EB-5 investment immigration before the more strict requirement becomes effective. Attorney Kelly H. Bu will be hosting an EB-5 Investment Immigration Seminar in the south Bay Area, and welcomes your participation. The seminar will cover the following topics:
– Impact of the U.S. Senate’s proposed new bill on investment immigration
– Case analysis of how start-up companies raise funds with direct investment immigration
– Key points of how to select EB-5 Regional Center projects and in-depth comparison of 6 available 6 Regional Center projects
– Methods of proving legal path of investment funds and explanation of funds transfer
– Q&A on other investment immigration issues
CFLD US Incubator Services Inc.
1172 Castro Street, Mountain View, 94040
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015
If you wish to learn how about the legitimate methods of investment fund transfers and detailed information of 6 Regional Centers for EB-5 Investment Immigration, please contact our office at 925-482-6008
or please use the registration form:
On May 4, 2015, our offices received an approval notice of I-526 petition for an EB-5 client through Regional Center, invested in the Four Season Hotel Project. The petition was filed on November 6, 2014, and was duly approved on May 4, 2015.
The I-526 approval was granted promptly within merely 6 months, comparing to the current processing time of 14 months.
2015 H1B Updates
June 25, 2015
We received the our first approval of the 2015 H1B season. (Non-Premium Process, Master-Cap from CSC)
May 4, 2015
USCIS announced completion of Data Entry of 2016 H1B Cap-Subject Petitions and receipt generation: link to USCIS
May 4, 2015
Our office received 5 more H-1B receipts from USCIS, totaling 10 lottery selections in the 2016 H1B random selection subject-to-cap lottery. Our lucky winners include U.S. Bachelor’s degree graduates and non-U.S. educated graduates via regular processing with the California Service Center.
April 27, 2015
Our office had received 5 H-1B receipts from USCIS, all of them are Master’s Cap, non-Premium Processing, with the California Service Center.
The following is a summary of this year’s H-1B season:
- The 2 last-minute petitions we filed, received by USCIS on April 7, were selected.
- USCIS received a record-breaking 233,000 H-1B petitions this year. A lottery system is used to select the required 20,000 Master’s Cap and 65,000 Regular Cap (Bachelor’s Degree or foreign equivalent) petitions. We anticipate the results to gradually roll out until July.
We will continue to update once we receive more information.
On August 23, 2014, at the AILA EB-5 Conference in Chicago, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Department of State Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division, announced that effective immediately, the EB-5 preference category had become “unavailable” for Chinese applicants.
For more information about this issue, please consult this link: