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VOL. XXVI, no. 33; August 2022, week 3
Posted : 19.Aug.2022

This eNewsletter is a digest of all news, blogs, and events posted on MurthyDotCom in the last week. The information provided should not be construed as legal advice and does not constitute an engagement of the Murthy Law Firm. Full Disclaimer available.


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Using “On-the-Job” Experience in PERM Labor Certifications

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Immigration Beat: News

1. Limitations on H1B Extensions Beyond the Standard Six-Year Limit
Posted August 15, 2022

Generally, a foreign national is limited to a maximum duration of stay of six years in H1B status. The law, however, provides a few exemptions to this limitation. Depending on the circumstances, an individual may qualify to extend status in one- or three-year increments beyond the statutory six-year limit. Understanding when an H1B worker is eligible for these extensions – and the limitations on when such extensions may be granted – can be pivotal to a foreign national’s journey toward working in the United States while applying to become a lawful permanent resident (i.e., “green card” holder) of the United States.  Read more.

2. USCIS Issues Updated Guidance for STEM Related O1A Petitions
Posted August 18, 2022

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently updated its policy manual to provide additional guidance on evidence that can be used in support of O1A petitions. The O1A nonimmigrant visa category is reserved for individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. The updated guidance is specifically related to O1A petitions filed for nonimmigrants with extraordinary ability related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.  Read more.

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Community: Blog & Forum

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You Want to Know: FAQs

Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here. Access more FAQs here.
  • Can a person in L2S status work for multiple employers? Answer
  • I am applying for an H1B visa stamp. Will the consulate cancel the B-2 visa that is already in my passport?  Answer
  • I have an approved I-140 from my previous employer. The priority date has been current for more than one year. My current employer is in the process of filing a PERM LC for me. Can I still keep the old priority date?  Answer

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