On April 1st the annual quota of H-1B visas for Fiscal Year 2014 (work start date: Oct 2013) becomes available. Last year the quota of 65,000 visas and 20,000 visas for graduate degree holders was reached in June, however USCIS has now stated that it expects this year’s cap to be reached as early as April 5. The cap hasn’t been reached as quickly since 2008.
If you plan to file for a H-1B this year for a start date in October, please contact us here.
For the full statement from USCIS, please click here.