USCIS will begin accepting H-1B Petitions on April 1, 2011

posted Mar 23, 2011, 7:52 AM by Michael Vosilla

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that starting April 1, 2011, they will begin accepting H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2012.  For more information regarding this announcement, please click here.

 
H-1B visas allow U.S. companies to hire foreign workers to fill certain specialty occupations requiring “theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, and attainment of a bachelor’s or higher degree in the specific specialty (or its equivalent).”1  However, there is a yearly cap of 65,000 available visas for the program.  In fiscal year 2011 the cap was reached and petitions were rejected.  For H-1B visas, time is of the essence.  If you, your company, or someone you know is looking to take advantage of the H-1B program, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.