H1B Visa News March 2010

So we are now just over 3 weeks away till the FY2011 H1B visa season begins again in earnest on April 1, 2010 when the USCIS is open to receive applications. Since January we covered extensively on the upcoming H1B visa season as well a recent look back on the FY2010 H1B visa season which only recently concluded in December, 2009 to help everyone gain perspective on what is to come this year.

So to recap so far this year we have given all foreigners information on;

H1B Application Filing Tips
H1B Visa Quota Predictions
H1B Visa Costs and Fees
H1B Frequently Asked Questions and Common Misconceptions & Myths
H1B Visa Statistics
F1 Visa OPT Applicants hoping to transfer to an H1B visa
H1B visa extension procedures with a pending Green Card PERM application
H1B Important Supporting Documents for your Petition
Review of an H1B Visa Support Site

Also in the past we have a couple of other posts that may be of reference for the upcoming season;

Do you need a lawyer for your H1B visa process
Top H1B visa employers from last year
Green Card & H1B Visa Relationship
H1B visa Deportation cases

We hope all the above information helps make the process as easy and successful as possible for you this visa season and you are starting work in the US without issue with your new employer on October 1, 2010.

There will be a lot of media stories regarding US Immigration leading up to the opening on April 1, 2010 as well as throughout the month and probably into May as well. This is due to Immigration reform slowly becoming a major topic in US political circles. Try not to believe all the hyperbole you hear as most of it is just hearsay or just plain myths as we highlight in the link above.

Finally during this time ensure you ask all the questions you feel you need too because in the end the only person completely caring about your total welfare and situation 100% is you. So follow up with your employer’s HR department, your immigration lawyers if you are using them and anyone else that is involved in your process. Ensure you fully understand concepts like H1B application premium processing and the F1 visa / H1B visa gap period as they may apply to your situation

Good Luck,


5 thoughts on “H1B Visa News March 2010

  1. Is it too late to apply for the H1B as of today? (March 9 2010) I’m asking this because the deadline is on April 1st.

    Thanks and keep up the good work with this website.

  2. Hi Savor,
    Sorry for the delay in reply and thanks for the kind words. No it is not too late as the H1B visa season opens on April 1, 2010 not ends.
    Good Luck,

  3. If you apply today you can only work after October? Are there employers that will sponsor you today but you can only work for them after October?

    Thank you for your time.

  4. Hi Panagiotis,
    Employers who are familiar with the H1B visa process know that the work period time begins from October 1. If you are applying where employers are unaware then you will have to make that clear as probably they would expect to be able to hire you and have you working a lot sooner than that.
    Good Luck,

  5. Hi, If a petition has been filed for a H1B Visa and the embassy informs the candidate the application is under administration 3 months after the interview. What happens to the application if the embassy delays with their administration process until the petition expires. Can the embassy refuse the spouse of a H1B Visa the H4 Visa? Under what conditions can they do so? Thank you. Anonymous

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