H-1B Visa Filing Season Starts April 2, 2018

OMA Connections Partner, Dinsmore, reminds affected employers: “April 2, 2018 is the first day on which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept H-1B specialty worker petitions for the next fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018. …

“Due to the overwhelming demand for the annual allotment of 85,000 new H-1B slots, employers who wish to file new H-1B petitions for current or future employees should do so on April 2nd. The number of H-1B approvals requested by employers has reached the annual H-1B cap every year for more than 10 years. Last year, USCIS received 199,000 petitions within the first week then conducted a random lottery to determine which petitions would garner the 85,000 slots.”

Read the full post here. 1/9/2018