H-1B Season Begins

If you’re thinking of sponsoring a foreign national for an H-1B visa, please contact our office as soon as possible. Although these petitions for new H-1B employment that will commence on October 1, 2016 cannot be filed until the first week of April, 2016, the sooner we start the process the greater is the likelihood we will be able to file the best petition we can prepare before the April deadline. As you may know, issues often arise during the preparation which sometimes take time to resolve so, beginning as early as possible is strongly recommended.

These H-1B visas are most commonly issued for recent university graduates who are currently in the U.S. with F-1 practical training visas. Those currently in H-1B status or those who have had H-1B visas during the last six years usually do not have to concern themselves with the April H-1B filing date as they may already “own” an H-1B number and may be eligible for “portability”.

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