Get the latest information about H1B Visa FY 2013 (USCIS starts accepting from April, 2012)
H1B Visa season is yet to start, but looks like someone who is planning to apply for H1B Visa 2012 (next year) heard some rumors about the H1 program as such.
I’m planning to graduate end of this year and if I get a job, I will apply for H1B Visa 2012, but some of my friends said, USCIS is planning to lower the H1 Visa numbers for 2012 year and they suggested to apply this year or I might not get H1 Visa at all. Is it true? What should I do?
Important Dates – H1B Visa 2012
- Previous FY 2011 H1B Visa reached as on Jan 26, 2011.
- H-1B Visa 2012 petitions can be filed starting April 1, 2011
- Applications filed after April 1, 2011 will have start date of October 1, 2011 and later.
H1B Visa 2012
As of now there is no change or any news about H1B Visa quote being canceled for Fiscal Year 2012. As with any rumors, looks like you have heard another rumor.
Don’t change your graduation plans because you heard some incorrect news. You never know how Immigration laws in US will change and what additional restrictions will be placed on H1B program.
If you plan to graduate in Dec of this year, then go ahead with that schedule, but make sure you try to work as in intern for atleast 2 semesters and apply for OPT in time. Start your job search atleast 6 to 8 months in advance. If you find a direct employment, then it’s very easy to get H1B Visa 2012.
H1B Visa Cap Changes
Several Immigration bill have been introduced in US Congress to change and streamline US Immigration and visa process. Latest Bill is – Fix Broken Immigration System in US S.6 in Senate. If there is any progress in the bill, we update here in the blog. L