REPRESENTING CLIENTS IN ALL 50 STATES AND OUTLYING TERRITORIES OF THE UNITED STATES
Pursuant to the Administrative Appeals Office's (AAO) precedent decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC (Simeio), dated April 9, 2015, USCIS released final guidance on July 21, 2015 (PM-602-0120), detailing when an amended or new H1B petition shall be filed before placing an H-1B employee at a new place of employment not covered by an existing, approved H-1B petition.
The salient points of the memo are as follows:
The USCIS memo clarifies, but does not depart from, existing regulations and previous agency policy pronouncements on when an amended H-1B petition must be filed. The USCIS memo provides guidance to accommodate petitioners who need to come into compliance with Simeio. Click here to view PM-602-0120.