The New Year is upon us. For companies seeking to hire high-skilled international workers, it means the start of the FY2018 H-1B filing season. The filing period for H-1B cap subject petitions opens on April 1 of each year for work beginning on Oct. 1, the start of the government’s fiscal year. In 2016, the government received over 236,000 for the approximately 85,000 available cap subject H-1Bs. H-1B petitions must be received within five business days starting April 3, 2017 in order to be considered for processing. Petitions will be randomly selected for processing. Below are some pro-tips to help you get ready.
Select and communicate with your immigration counsel as early as possible. Starting early is the best way to ensure timely filing. Your immigration lawyer will ask you to provide extensive information and documentation from the employer and the employee. Have company information collected and ready to provide… Continue Reading