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USCIS finalises higher preference for US advanced degree holders for H-1B

Only those whose registrations are selected will be eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition

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Romita Majumdar Mumbai
Immigration authorities in US have released final rules to ensure higher number of H-1B applicants with advanced degrees from US institutes get an advantage during the filing season that starts on April 1st 2019. Further, online registrations for H-1B visa petitions will not be introduced this year as the platform for registration needs more testing before full implementation, said  US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in a statement on Wednesday.

“These simple and smart changes are a positive benefit for employers, the foreign workers they seek to employ, and the agency’s adjudicators, helping the H-1B visa program work better,” said USCIS

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First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 3:09 PM IST

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