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;
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