H-1B Filing Season is Approaching – It’s Time to Get Ready

USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions on April 1, 2016.  Be aware that there is an annual numerical cap of 65,000 for the regular cap and 20,000 for advanced degree holders in the US.

On the first week of April 2015, the USCIS already received 233,000 H-1B petitions. It’s possible that the H-1B petition count could also be the same for this year so the earlier you get your documents ready and filed the better your chances of having your petition processed. Anyone who gets approved for this petition will be able to begin his/her employment on October 1, 2016. First-timers who were approved for this will get an H-1B valid for 3 years with a possibility of it being extended for 3 more years. 

Here are some of the documents that are needed to be submitted along with the completed H-1B petition:

  • Certified Labor Condition Application (LCA) which shows that the employer agrees to meet or to go beyond the prevailing wage for the job position. Please note that it can take up to 10 days for the DOL to certify an LCA so this should be one of the first on the employer’s list of documents to prepare for whoever they are qualifying for the petition.
  • Proof that the person filing the H1-B petition has sufficient experience or credentials that are required for his/her aspired job position
  • Proof that the job position the person filing the H1-B petition is aspiring for has a bachelor’s degree as a minimum requirement


We at LA Jobs provide comprehensive recruitment and staffing solutions. We specialize in helping qualified applicants in getting their H-1B visa petitions approved by working hand in hand with a select group of immigration law offices to help you find opportunities to work here in the US. 

If you wish to start your H-1B work visa petition, please call our office and we will be glad to assist you. 

For more information with regards to H1-B filing requirements please visit – http://www.uscis.gov/eir/visa-guide/h-1b-specialty-occupation/understanding-h-1b-requirements 


If you have any questions with regards to filing H-1B petitions click here (http://www.lajobsea.com/frequently-asked-questions/).


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