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Posted on June 20 2022

High-speed H-1B visa processing by USCIS

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By  Editor
Updated October 14 2023

Key Aspects:

  • USCIS will change a few petitions of the H-1B visa procedures to a different center to solve the existing visa backlog
  • From October 1, 2022, the selected petitioners from the H-1B visa lottery must submit their applications to become eligible and start working in the United States
  • Approximately 70% of the H-1B visas that are annually issued are given to the Indian nationals
  • The US administration would automatically extend the work permits for 18 months under limited categories
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Overview

Following the H-1B receipt issuance at the Vermont Service Center, the visa process administered by the government agency mentioned that some of the workloads were being shifted to the California center. This transfer in workload will support issuing receipt notices for properly filed H-1B petitions at a fast pace.

Response to the delay in H-1B visa process

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will change a few petitions of the H-1B visa procedures to different centers to solve the existing visa backlog.

According to the H-1B receipt issuance at the Vermont Service Center, the visa process administered by the government agency mentioned that some of the workloads were being shifted to the California center. This transfer in workload will support issuing receipt notices for properly filed H-1B petitions at a fast pace.

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In the past few months, the visa processing under different categories has been slow-paced because of the shortage of staff and the massive backlog at the service centers.

H-1B Visa Lottery

From October 1, 2022, the selected petitioners from the H-1B visa lottery must submit their applications to become eligible and start working in the United States.

Most of these petitions are to extend visas, and failing to submit; the applicant will no longer be eligible to continue working in the country.

Mia Love, the former US Congresswoman, told a Senate Judiciary Committee that it was unnecessary to expand the number of H-1B visas that were being issued yearly as the program did not keep up with the country's needs.

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Technology companies in the US have depended on the H-1B visa program in the past few years as they are looking forward to attracting immigrant talent to meet the shortage of the niche technology skills in the US.

Love presumes the US companies would help resolve the issues around inflation and boost the economic growth if they allowed more accessible access to skilled workers.

Approximately 70% of the H-1B visas that are annually issued are given to the Indian nationals as the majority of them work for American technology firms, followed by Indian IT services companies.

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H-1B Visa Extension

President Joe Biden has mentioned that the US administration would automatically extend the work permits.

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It will extend for 18 months under limited categories from the expiration date on the employment authorization documents of the spouses of H-1B visa holders and green card applicants to ease some stress around the slow processing of visas and backlog.

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