Recommended Timeline for FY 2012 H-1B Filings
Below is a suggested timeline for employers interested in bringing on new employees under the H-1B Specialty Occupation Program. The filing period for H-1B petitions with a start date of October 1, 2011 begins on April 1, 2011. The timeline is to help employers and new employees make a smooth transition into the H-1B program.
Employers and Employees should find and hire qualified immigration counsel to represent the employer in the filing of the H-1B petition
Employers and employees should collect supporting documentation for the case. Of special importance are degree equivalency evaluations and certified translations of foreign language documents.
Labor condition applications should be filed through the Department of Labor iCert portal. Tax identification number documentation should be available for submission to the Department of Labor in the event of a non-matching employer information.
Relevant documents should be signed by employer and returned to the law firm for final preparation of H-1B petitions. Materials should be ready to ship for an April 1, 2011 receipt date.
April 2011 through August 2011
Students on OPT status should seek proof of OPT extension from designated school officials.
Employers will begin receiving approval notices for H-1B petitions around July 2011.
August 2011 through October 2011
H-1B beneficiaries outside of the United States must schedule appointments with United States consulates for issuance of H-1B visas. Employees should independently hire immigration counsel for assistance with consular processing.
H-1B employees begin working on or after October 1, 2011.
Contact The Chander Law Firm for H-1B Representation
If you are looking for H-1B representation, contact The Chander Law Firm today. We can answer your questions and ensure you are guided properly through the H-1B process.
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