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FY 2011 H-1B Update Count (10/15/10)

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As of October 15, 2010, approximately 42,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 15,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

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October 25, 2010 at 11:30 am

FY 2011 H-1B Update Count (10/1)

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As of  October 1, 2010, approximately 40,600 H-1B cap subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 14,900 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

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October 8, 2010 at 5:41 am

Ever Consider a UK Tier 1 Work Visa for Highly Skilled Professionals?

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Your second H-1B term might be about to expire or you may have been recently laid off work, or you are a recent college graduate who is unable to find an employer to sponsor you, or you want to be able to live and work in UK and travel Europe, or you are a highly skilled individual looking for better career opportunities.  Whatever your reason, the UK Tier 1 work visa for highly skilled individuals is a good option to consider as it allows one to enter the UK and look for work or self-employment opportunities.
The UK Tier 1 category was established in 2008 to make UK more globally competitive and attract talent. The Tier 1 category visa is available to any highly skilled worker who can bring professional skills, qualifications and experience to the United Kingdom and does not require a job offer or a sponsorship from an employer for the visa to be granted.
Tier 1 is a point based system and as a highly skilled individual you are awarded points based on your age, qualifications, previous earnings, any prior UK experience, your English language skills and your ability to maintain yourself on your own funds until you are able to find a job. A wide variety of highly skilled individuals, ranging from an experienced doctor to fresh graduates are able to qualify for the Tier 1 visa.  For instance, a more experienced applicant with an established career may not score any points for age, but may make up the lost points by scoring high in earnings points.  A recent college graduate may not yet be able to demonstrate a high salary to qualify for high earnings points, but will be awarded additional points based for his/her younger age.  If you are interested in obtaining a free initial accurate assessment of your eligibility of the visa, feel free to call our office.
The many benefits of the Tier 1 visa, which is initially granted for a two-year period and is renewable further for three years, are that it gives you the same access to the UK job market as a UK passport holder, it allows you to work for any employer you choose, it allows you to change jobs as you like, it does not require sponsorship or a job offer from an employer, it gives you the ability to set up your own business, and best of all it is currently processed by the UK authorities within 4-6 weeks!

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October 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm

FY 2011 H-1B Update Count (9/24)

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As of September 24, 2010, approximately 39,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted.  Additionally, USCIS has receipted 14,400 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

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September 30, 2010 at 1:11 pm

FY 2011 H-1B Count Update

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As of September 17, 2010, approximately 38,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted.  Additionally, USCIS has receipted 14,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

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September 23, 2010 at 9:43 am

H-1B Update as of June 11 for FY 2011

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As of June 11, 2010, approximately 22,200 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 9,400 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues to accept H-1B non-immigrant petitions subject to the Fiscal Year 2011 (FY 2011) cap. Once the USCIS receives the necessary number of petitions to meet the cap, it will issue an update that the FY 2011 H-1B cap has been met.
Petitions filed by employers who are exempt from the cap or petitions filed on behalf of current H-1B workers who have been counted previously
against the cap within the past six years will not count toward the congressionally mandated H-1B cap.
If you are interested in pursuing a work permit to the United States and think that you may qualify for an H-1B, please contact us at Mithras Law Group for a consultation.

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June 16, 2010 at 1:29 pm

H-1B Update as of May 27th 2010 for FY 2011

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As of May 21, 2010, approximately 19,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 8,200 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues to accept H-1B non-immigrant petitions subject to the Fiscal Year 2011 (FY 2011) cap. Once the USCIS receives the necessary number of petitions to meet the cap, it will issue an update that the FY 2011 H-1B cap has been met.
Petitions filed by employers who are exempt from the cap or petitions filed on behalf of current H-1B workers who have been counted previously against the cap within the past six years will not count toward the congressionally mandated H-1B cap.
If you are interested in pursuing a work permit to the United States and think that you may qualify for an H-1B, please contact us at Mithras Law Group for a consultation.

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May 27, 2010 at 10:17 am

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