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H1-B Visa for the Fiscal Year 2019

If you were not lucky enough to win the H-1B lottery in 2017, you should start to prepare for your new H-1B petition for Fiscal Year 2019 as soon as possible, probably now.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services usually starts to accept H-1B petitions exactly six months before the start of the next fiscal year. As Fiscal Year 2019 starts on October 1, 2018, USCIS will probably start accepting H-1B petitions for FY 2019 from April 1, 2018. Since April 1, 2018 is a Sunday, USCIS should accept from April 2, 2018.

As of the today, the FY 2019 H-1B Cap count stays the same: 65,000 for H-1B Regular Cap, additional 20,000 for H-1B Master’s Exemption. Also, 6,800 visas among the total 85,000 visas will be set aside for the citizens of Singapore and Chile as part of the Free Trade Agreement with Singapore and Chile. The H-1B filing fees include $460 basic filing fee; $1,500 ACWIA (American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998) fee when employers have more than 25 employees or $750 when employers have 25 or fewer employees; $500 Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee when employers seek the initial approval for you; $4,000 when employers have 50 or more employees in the U.S. and more than 50 percent of these employees are in H-1B, L-1A or L-1B status; and $1,225 Premium Processing Service fee which is optional.

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Yimin Chen is the founder and principal attorney at Chen & Associates. She has been licensed to practice law in both New York and New Jersey for over a decade. She is also admitted in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern District of New York, the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Seventh Circuit.

She focused her practice on bankruptcy, family and commercial litigation. She has represented both creditors and debtors in bankruptcy cases. Yimin Chen has helped her clients through various legal issues from divorce and custody battles to shareholder disputes. She has a unique blend of litigation talents as well as negotiation skills to bring various solutions to meet the demands from her clients. Her compassion to her clients and ambition to fight for them bring her high reputation in the clients.

 
Yimin

Yimin Chen

Principal Attorney & Founder

Yimin focused practice on bankruptcy, family and commercial litigation. She has represented both creditors and debtors in bankruptcy cases. Her compassion to her clients and ambition to fight for them bring her high reputation in the clients.

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Feng Xia (Erin)

Principal Attorney

Feng Xia began her practice in the United States after earning her law degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Law School. She focuses her practice on immigration, especially H-1B visa, L-1 visa, O-1 visa, P visa, E visa, Employment based green card and Family based green card. She is admitted to the bar of the State of New York, and to the bars of the United States, District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is a member of The American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

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8 Bond Street, Suite 301

New York, NY 11201

Tel:(516) 570-0991

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39-15 Main Street, Suite 502

Flushing, NY 11354

Tel:(718) 886-4858 , (718) 886 1858

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