It is time to file H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2007, which runs from October 1, 2006 until September 30, 2007. The first date on which new H-1B petitions can be filed is April 1, 2006 for employment beginning October 1, 2006. As there are a limited number of H-1B visas available each year, we suggest that you contact us immediately regarding any “new” H-1B that you will need for the 2007 fiscal year. In most cases, employees who presently have H-1B status, whether with you or another employer, need not worry about the annual cap. Employees who are on F (student) or J (exchange visitor) status and are using an employment authorization card to work will need “new” H-1Bs and may need immediate attention in order to avoid gaps in employment authorization.
Please contact José Olivieri or Kelly Fortier at 414.271.6560, or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com, or any other member of the Michael Best Immigration Group for assistance.