H-1B Visa News

Rajiv's Article - Republicans attempt another shot at H-1B and OPT

Published by: The Economic Times - Date: December 20, 2021

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of job openings has increased to a record 11.0 million. The 27 million small businesses, responsible for almost 50% of the GDP, are the most severely affected. They cannot find workers. A Bill like this would destroy them.

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H-1B Approval for a computer and information systems manager

We assisted in the filing of an H-1B petition for a newly established company in the healthcare industry for a computer and information systems manager. We received a request for evidence (RFE), asking for details about the employer and questioning the employee’s qualifications. Oddly, the RFE specifically questioned the credentials of the professor, who had assessed the employee’s educational background and experiential qualifications.

Rajiv's Comments in the News - H-1B denial rates decline: USCIS data

Published by: The Economic Times - Date: September 01, 2021

Quotes and Excerpts from Rajiv in the article:

“We have seen a very positive trend in the moderation in unnecessary hurdles. We see this trend all through legal immigration, not just H-1B visas. It’s not that we are not getting requests for evidence, it is that they are a lot more reasonable,” said Rajiv S Khanna, managing partner at immigration.com.

USCIS Will Allow Resubmission of Certain FY 2021 H-1B Petitions Rejected or Closed Due to Start Date

Release Date 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced it will accept resubmitted fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were rejected or administratively closed solely because the requested start date was after Oct. 1, 2020.

Vermont Service Center Address Change

Release Date 

Effective June 14, 2021, the Vermont Service Center will no longer receive any incoming mail at the St. Albans, VT facility, which is being decommissioned.

Mail sent to the previous addresses will be forwarded for one year, but any mail sent to the previous addresses after June 2022 may be returned to the sender by the United States Postal Service or the courier service used.

Please refer to the chart below for the updated addresses.


Rajiv's Comments in the News - H-1B visa extensions will be smoother as Trump-era memo is revoked

Published by: The Times of India  - Date: April 28, 2021

Quotes and Excerpts from Rajiv in the article:

Rajiv S. Khanna, Managing Attorney at Immigration.com told TOI, “Business entities make plans based on consistency and predictability – not being able to rely on the availability of professional workers was not conducive to business nor to non-citizen workers.”