It’s Time to Prepare H-1B Visa Petitions for Fiscal Year 2015

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will start accepting H-1B visa applications on April 1, 2014 for Fiscal Year 2015. H-1B visas are for foreign workers in specialty occupations with at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. The fiscal year 2015 starts on October 1, 2014. There is a numerical cap on H-1B visas, which for FY 2015 is 65,000 plus an additional 20,000 for individuals who earned a Master’s degree or higher from U.S. accredited educational institutions. The cap will be filled very quickly, so it’s very important to start preparing the applications with an immigration lawyer early. Before the H-1B visa application can be submitted on April 1, certification of a labor condition application by the Department of Labor is required.

The Department of Labor may take up to seven business days to certify the labor condition application. Therefore, it’s important to make decisions about hiring foreign workers quickly and start preparing the applications as soon as possible, so the complete application can be submitted on April 1. If you want to make sure the H-1B visa application is prepared correctly, please call Juras Law Firm, PLC in Scottsdale, AZ at 480-425-2009 or schedule an appointment with us today!