News Roundup for Week of June 17th

A Presidential threat, a New York State bill, and more found their way into the news this week. Read our weekly roundup to learn more!

H-1B Visa Lottery Process

Many of you are wondering about the new H-1B changes specifically as related to the new selection process as some people are calling it the “H-1B visa lottery” Process. Although it is called “Visa Lottery” applicant do not have to buy a visa lottery ticket to be selected. Interested applicants should simply submit their petitions as they normally do and wait for the selection process, which we will further explain in this article.

H-1B Cap Reached for 2017 Fiscal Year

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced Thursday that it had reached the mandated annual cap for H-1B petitions for skilled guest workers less than a week after it began accepting applications.

H-1B Fiscal Year Dates Released

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions for the FY 2017 cap on April 1st, 2016.

H-1B Visa Overview and Process

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that gives U.S. employers the opportunity to provide temporary positions to foreign workers in specialty occupations.

H-1B Filing Period Approaching

The H-1B filing period is quickly approaching! On April 1st, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting petitions for H-1B visas with a start date of no earlier than October 1st, 2015.