- Read about the New H-1B Memo 2010 that was passed on January 8, 2010. Find out if you are affected.
Its time – April 2009 H-1B Visa season is almost here.
What is an H-1B Visa?
U.S. businesses use the H-1B visa program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields, including, but not limited to: scientists, engineers, or computer programmers.
Learn more about H-1B visa here.
Even though many H-1B visa applications submitted during the year 2008 for FY 2009 are still waiting to hear news about H-1B visa approval or declined notice, next year is on its way and it will be as busy as last year.
I’m expecting there will be lottery even though the recession in the U.S. is expected to continue through the rest of 2009.
However, the H-1B visa for 2010 season is fast approaching and I know there are many employees and employers waiting to submit H-1B visa petitions for FY 2010 by April 1, 2009.
I will keep you informed about any news and updates from the USICS and other immigration related sites. We have to wait and watch if there will be H-1B visa 2009 lotteries for FY 2010.
The new strict hiring rules proposed for companies that get bailout money from the U.S. cannot file H-1B Visa in 2010 visa applications for year 2010, which means that the number of H-1B visa 2010 applications will be reduced by a considerable number.