Applying for an H1B work visa in 2013 – is it too late?

The H1B work visa is a capped visa, which means that there are only so many of these visas given out each year. Every year, the United States government opens up their acceptance for these applications and they can reach the quota quite quickly – this means that it is especially important that you know where, when and how to file and that you do it in the correct manner to ensure you have a chance in this highly competitive visa stream. H1B work visa applications for 2014

It is too late to file an H1B work visa application for 2013, but it is NOT too late to file for 2014 and start working this year. Read on.

H1B work visa applications for the United States in 2014

The United States government will begin accepting applications for h1B work visas for 2014 on April 1, 2013. People who are accepted under this year’s application will be able to start work on October 1st, 2013 at the earliest.

The H1B work visa allows foreign nationals to work in the United States in a specialty occupation, which is a type of occupation that requires a significant level of education, skill and experience. It is a very popular immigration stream and sometimes quotas as high as 65,000 are filled in just a matter of days or weeks.

If you want to apply for an H1B work visa for 2014, your first step should be to speak with a licensed immigration lawyer for assistance. This type of visa fills up very quickly, and the deadline is only so many days away. It is vital that you have assistance in preparing your application so that your application is ready for processing, and will not be delayed because of any mistakes or omissions on your application. In addition, an immigration lawyer can help you figure out where, when and how to apply for your H1B work visa.

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