Reminder: FY 2014-2015 H-1B Visa Availability


Please remember that April 1, 2014, is the earliest date that the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (CIS) will accept petitions for H-1B visas subject to the 2014-2015 fiscal year (FY 2015) quota. Demand for new H-1B visas is likely to be even greater than last year and the quota is expected to be reached within the first week of filing (as it was last year). As a result, we urge you to contact us immediately if you will seek FY 2015 H-1B visas and/or you believe one of your cases may be subject to the FY 2015 H-1B cap.

During the last cap filing season, USCIS received approximately 124,000 petitions for the 65,000 (plus 20,000 for recipients of advanced degrees from U.S. universities) available visas and competition is expected to be even stronger for FY 2015. Employers should plan to submit H-1B cap petitions during the first five (5) business days of April to maximize chances of access to the limited number of new H-1B visas available every year.

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