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

December 24, 2015 (1 min read)

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 This cable summarizes USCIS' policy guidance on this decision and provides guidelines for consular officers in its implementation."