On April 1st the 2016 H-1B cap will open. As the economic conditions continue to improve the demand for H-1B visas will likely vastly exceed the available supply. Last year, over 172,000 cap subject H-1B petitions were filed in the first week of April, which lead to a series of lotteries to determine which petitions would be accepted for processing. It’s projected that this year’s cap will reach its limit in the first week as well.
For information on H-1B visas and when to consider filing a petition read the full alert.