Aspiring overseas aspirants to the US must hurry in finding their prospective H-1B employer. A new rule was proposed by the USCIS recently. This aims to alter the process for filing H-1B capped applications that reopens on 1 April.
CPT/OPT/H-1B job seekers can use Y-Jobs feature offered by Y-Axis to proactively reach out to employers. These might eventually offer them sponsorship for H-1B visas in 2019 April.
The proposed changes are aimed also at boosting the number of H-1B recipients having Master’s degree or higher. This is for the Degrees obtained in the US and the increase is likely to be by 16%, as quoted by the Great Andhra.
Nevertheless, it is crucial to prepare in advance. This will ensure that a complete H-1B application is ready to be submitted with the USCIS by 1 April.
The new rule proposes that H-1B employers/petitioners must digitally register with the USCIS. This is during the period for designated registration. This would be a minimum of 14 calendar days before 1 April. The USCIS would give minimum notice of 30 days in advance before the registration period commences.
The USCIS will start accepting H-1B applications subject to cap on April 1 2018 for a start date of 1 October 2019(Fiscal Year 2020). H-1B visas have high demand and meanwhile new rules have also been proposed. Employers must thus take time immediately to spot employees who may need sponsorship of H-1B for the first time.
Additionally, job seekers must also identify the H-1B employers by 31st December 2018. This is to ensure that they possess adequate time to successfully register for the petition.
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