USCIS to Accept Cap-Subject H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa Petitions on April 3, 2017

February 2017
Region: Americas
On Monday, April 3, 2017 US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting filings of H-1B specialty occupation visa petitions for employment in the fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018). It is important for employers to submit H-1B petitions as early as possible for new and existing employees eligible for a first-time H-1B visa to begin employment in FY 2018 (i.e., on or after October 1, 2017). This alert contains key information for employers to know prior to the April 3 commencement of the filing period.