The H1B work visa is a type of United States work visa for specialty occupations. It is a capped visa with a quota of only so many visas issued to foreign workers every year.
This means that there is a certain time, method and place that workers need to be aware of and follow when they submit their application for an H1B work visa, and that quota can fill up very, very fast. These visas are generally submitted the year before the expected work date. Applications for the H1B visa for 2013 are no longer being accepted, but the acceptance opening date for 2014 applications is fast approaching.
Acceptance for H1B work visa applications for 2014 opens April 1, 2013
The United States immigration department will start accepting new applications for the H1B work visa quota starting on April 1st, 2013. The earliest start date for these applications will be October 1st, 2013.
There are exceptions to the annual quota, meaning some circumstances will qualify for an H1B work visa regardless of whether the quota is filled. One example is working for an institution of higher education, like a University.
These visas are difficult to obtain, and the competitiveness established by the quota makes it even harder. Because you must demonstrate that the occupation is a specialty occupation and that you have all of the necessary qualifications, a licensed immigration lawyer should assist you in preparing your application.
The start date for these visa applications being accepted is approaching quickly! Make sure that you speak to a licensed immigration lawyer immediately to begin the application process. We are here to help you, and we can be reached at the phone number on the top of this page for assistance. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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