H-1B Visa Season has began!

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H-1B Visa is a nonimmigrant visa dedicated to specialized professionals who will be hired by US employers for local work. As an employment-based, H-1B visa requires a job offer of an US employer.

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) informed that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap will begin at noon (Eastern time) on March 1st and run through noon on March 18, 2022. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to complete and submit their registrations using the online system for H-1B registration. Successful candidates will be randomly selected and notified online by March 31.

Congress set the current annual regular cap for the H-1B category at 65,000. The advanced degree exemption is an exemption from the H-1B cap for beneficiaries who have earned a U.S. master’s degree or higher and is available until the number of beneficiaries who are exempt on this basis exceeds 20,000.

Confirmation numbers will be issued for each registration submitted. Prospective H-1B cap-subject petitioners or their representatives are required to use the myUSCIS online account to register each beneficiary electronically for the selection process and pay the associated US$10 H-1B registration fee for each registration submitted on behalf of each beneficiary.

To know more about H-1B Visa or in case you need assistance to apply for the H-1B Visa please click here.

Written by Fabiana Guerra (Legal Director) & Matheus Etrusco (Paralegal).