In each of the past two years, the number of H-1B visa petitions received by USCIS that are subject to the cap has exceeded the cap on the first eligible day for filing: April 1st. This was true for both bachelor’s degree and master’s degree H-1B petitions.
We are now less than a month away.
USCIS will most likely hold a lottery again this year as the number of petitions for each type of H-1B visa petition will exceed the cap. Untimely petitions will almost certainly be rejected.
It takes time to put together the materials needed for a successful petition. If you are an employee who needs one of these H-1B petitions filed, contact your employer’s HR or management to get this process started. If you are an employer who needs one of these H-1B petitions filed, contact your in-house counsel or us to get the process started.