Filing season for US H-1B visas begins 1st April
United States, 19th January: Filing season for US H-1B visas is going to begin from 1st April, 2013.
It’s the date when the new fiscal year for US H-1B quota filing will start.
Rush to file for US H-1B visa petitions for 2014 fiscal year—The season for filing US H-1B visas will be beginning from 1st April, 2013. So, all those desirous of making applications for US H-1B visas should get ready in order to avoid disappointments later on.
Its not just for those who are going to apply for US H-1B visas for the first time. In fact, those wanting to change their jobs to a quota-subject employer from a quota-exempt employer and already have a US H-1B visa status must also hurry up for filing for such visa petitions.
A point worth notable here is that the job start date for US H-1B visa status will not be before 1st October, 2013.
US H-1B visa quota will be filled earlier this year as compared to earlier times as the US economy is seeing improvements now. So, aspirants should prepare now for steps leading to applying for US H-1B visas from 1st April, 2013.
Higher rush, earlier fulfillment of US H-1B visa quota likely—This year, the rush for filing US H-1B visas will be even greater than the earlier years.
This year, it might be filled in just a couple of weeks time if not in a couple of days. That’s because the US economy is seeing an upward trend and this is going to attract an increasingly high number of aspirants wanting to get US H-1B visas for living and working in the US.
So, the best thing is to act at the earliest and prepare for all steps needed for US H-1B visa application process to begin from 1st April, 2013 onwards.
US H-1B visas—US H-1B visas enjoy high popularity among foreigners wanting to come to the US for working here. The annual quota for US H-1B visas has been fixed at 65,000 for the fiscal year 2014. And there is an additional annual quota of 20,000 US H-1B visas for US graduates having master’s degree or any higher degree.