H-1 Filings Now!

If you plan to file an initial H-1 petition on April 1, the start of the 2010 fiscal year, the time to prepare your case is right now. 

Each H-1 petition must be accompanied by a US Department of Labor (DOL) certified Labor Condition Application (LCA). It takes approximately one week, or could take more or less time, to get the LCA back from DOL. Until such are received back from DOL as of today, an H-1 petition cannot be filed.

65,000 H-1 petitions can be approved in any fiscal year plus those that are exempt from the cap, most notably, applicants with masters degrees from the U.S.

For further information, write to Ms. Yardum-Hunter at alice@yardum-hunter.com.