USCIS will accept H1B Visa petitions starting from April 1st of 2015. We recommend companies start planning now for recruitment and salary negotiations as early as December 1, 2014 for the government’s H-1B fiscal year 2016. The H-1B nonimmigrant visa classification allows employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in the U.S. in specialty occupations. A specialty occupation requires the theoretical and practical application of a body of specialized knowledge and a bachelor an employee who has previously received an H1B visa, or been granted H1B status is generally exempt from the numerical limitations.
H-1B petitions filed by institutions of higher education or a related or affiliated nonprofit entities, or at nonprofit research organizations or governmental research organizations are exempt from the cap. This means that these kind of employers may file H-1B petitions regardless of visa numbers availability.
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