Get Your 2013 H1B Visa Application Ready

Now is the time to have an immigration lawyer prepare your H1B visa application for 2013

What is an H1B Visa?

An H1B Visa is a type of US work permit that allows foreigners to work “specialty occupations” for US employers.

The occupations that qualify for an H1B visa are usually highly skilled and require a University degree.

For more information on H1B visas and the H1B application process, click here.

The H1B Visa cap

Every year there is a cap or quota for the number of H1B visas given out. For last year (fiscal year 2012), there was a cap of 65,000 that filled up quickly. This year (fiscal year 2013) is expected to have about the same quota.

When can I apply for an H1B visa?

H1B visas for fiscal year 2013 will be accepted starting April 1, 2012. It is imperative that, if you want to apply for an H1B visa, you apply as soon as the US government begins accepting applications. In order to ensure your application is ready to be processed, speak to one of our immigration lawyers today by filling out the form to the right.

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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