Memorandum: Anticipated H1-B Application Deadline

Memorandum:  Anticipated H1-B Application Deadline

Are you thinking of filing an h1b petition/application this year?  Better meet or call us NOW. You only have less than 60 days to be included in this year’s h1b.

April 1st is supposedly the first filing date only for H1-B.  If approved,  the actual start and commencement of H1-B begins on October 1st of every year.  The USCIS will receive petitions until it determines it has received the maximum allowed under the H1-B cap quota.

There will be no advance notices by USCIS. This means that our safest course of action is to file all H1-B petitions on the first available date.  H1-B cap that are subject to petitions should be submitted for delivery to the service center with jurisdiction NO LATER THAN MARCH 18, 2016. Otherwise, we may not get the LCA (Labor Condition Application) back by April 1st (the last day to overnight the petition to USCIS), if ever.

Last year, USCIS announced on April 7, 2015 that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2016. Even with tough US economy, you would be surprised that cap is being reached fast.  Once the H1B application is closed, the USCIS will conduct a random selection which is a lottery system.

In the event the volume of filings triggers the five business day filing rule, the filing window will end on Friday, April 8, 2016.

This is a strong analysis only and not an official announcement.  Given that our office witnessed more than (2) decades of experience of H1-B processing along with cap subject cases, with combined expert and our offices’ prediction, we may run out of H1-B’s the first week of filing.

CSI’S selected cases were as high as 97% and it may be luck or fortune under the lottery and random selection process, we call it a blessing for our clients. The 2% returned should have an opportunity to take a shot on this year’s h1 while the 1% was able to successfully pursue a permanent based application through his advance degree or masters. The greater percentage are now enjoying their H1b status and moving towards the reality of their American dream.

Aside from your strong credentials, a balanced attitude and enough faith will lead you to a greater probability. Perhaps, the result may simply what we call, destiny.

For more detailed information, please call our office at (213) 487-5059/(818) 476-0082 or email us at  Our office hours are from Mondays thru Fridays, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

CSI Professionals’ Inc.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s