Reminder: H-1B filing date fast approaching

imagesJust a reminder to those looking to file an H-1B under the cap for this coming fiscal year.  The filing deadline is most likely April 7, 2016.  Generally, USCIS will accept all applications for H-1Bs under the cap for the first 5 business days of April.  If they received more than the statutory maximum (65,000 plus 20,000 for the master’s cap) they will conduct a lottery for ALL cases received on or prior to the 5th business date (although they have not issued any guidance as of yet for this year, this is their standard guidance for past years).  As USCIS has received more than 150,000 H-1B application the last several years running, this means that all such applications must be filed and received by USCIS by April 7th.

Anyone wishing to file such an application should get started soon.

Please remember, as always, this blog does not offer legal advice. If you need legal advice, consult with a lawyer instead of a blog. Thank you.


Author: Adam Frank, Esquire

I am an immigration attorney with over 20 years of experience. I was graduated from Brandeis University undergrad in 1990 and then spent a year traveling around Central America. In 1991 I began attending the University of Baltimore School of Law and was graduated in 1994. I began working in Immigration Law in 1998 when I joined a small law firm and, in 2000 opened my own firm with my law partner Ed Leavy. Sadly, Ed passed away in 2011. I am still a partner in my own firm with my current partner Brendan Delaney. Our firm is Frank & Delaney Immigration Law, LLC.

2 thoughts on “Reminder: H-1B filing date fast approaching”

  1. 1. What about green card files of Indian origins filed on 2013 as EB1B and NIW status?
    2. As I have not seen updated status after January 2014.
    Files are moving or stacked?

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