The annual H-1B Cap Season for U.S. companies (excluding institutions of higher education and non-profit research institutions, or for those seeking H-1B extensions) will be opening April 2, 2018.
It is important to note that H-1B applications have recently started facing heightened scrutiny leading to a significant increase in the number of Requests for Further Evidence (RFE). Approximately 40% more RFEs were issued in 2017 than in all of 2016, and 65% more than in all of 2015. President Trump’s 2017 “Buy American and Hire American” executive order is likely a factor in the increase in RFEs.
It is now more important than ever to hire experienced immigration attorneys who can expertly guide you through the H-1B process.
Wolfsdorf Rosenthal attorneys have over 30 years of experience with immigration law. If you have any questions about the H-1B petition process, please call us at 1-800-VISA-LAW or send an email to VISALAW@WOLFSDORF.COM.
About H-1B Visa:
65,000 visas are allotted every year for persons with a Bachelor’s degree education or higher, and an additional 20,000 visas will be set aside for individuals who have earned at least a Master’s degree or higher from a qualifying, public or not-for-profit U.S. institution of higher education. The 85,000 petitions chosen for adjudication will be randomly selected in a lottery.
To apply one must have a U.S. job offer in a “specialty occupation,” i.e., that requires at least a bachelor’s degree in specific specialty to perform the position.ely to get started!