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Immigration Alert: H-1B season has arrived; Act today

February 9, 2015

The H-1B visa is the standard working visa used by foreign nationals to work in the United States with a U.S. employer. The 2016 H-1B cap will open on April 1st. Given improving economic conditions and increased hiring, we anticipate that demand for the limited number of H-1B visas will vastly exceed supply. As a matter of fact, it’s projected that this year’s cap will reach its limit in the first week. As a result we are advising all employers who expect to sponsor an employee for a new H-1B visa to file within the first five (5) days of April (i.e. so the petition is received no later than April 7, 2015).

For information on H-1B visas and when to consider filing a petition read the full alert from MBBP’s Immigration Department. Please contact a member of the Immigration team, or your MBBP attorney, with questions.