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Immigration Law

DOS Cable: New Guidance on H-1B Adjudications Involving Changes in Place of Employment

Department of State, Nov. 30, 2015 - "On April 9, 2015, USCIS' Administrative Appeals Office issued the precedent decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC, (Simeio), which held that an H-1B petitioner must file an amended or new H-1B petition when a new labor condition application (LCA) is required because of a change in the H-1B worker's place of employment. On July 21, 2015, USCIS issued a policy memorandum implementing the Simeio decision, available at http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Laws/Memoranda/2015/2015-0721_Simeio_Solutions_Transition_Guidance_Memo_Format_7_21_15.pdf. This cable summarizes USCIS' policy guidance on this decision and provides guidelines for consular officers in its implementation."