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USCIS changes third party placement and contract/itinerary requirements for H-1Bs

  1. Original Date Announced

    February 22, 2018

    USCIS guidance changes the definition of employer-employee relationship and requires itineraries and copies of contracts to cover anticipated activities of H-1B petition beneficiaries.

    [ID #1046]

    USCIS Policy Memorandum (PM-602-0157): Contracts and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksite
  2. Effective Date

    February 22, 2018

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies


  • USCIS-ITServe Settlement Overturns 10 Years Of H-1B Visa Policies

    Forbes article explains the history behind the rescission and replacement of prior USCIS guidance on employer-employee relationship and contract and itinerary requirements with respect to H-1B petitions.

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