Applications for the H-1B quota will start on April 1st. Due to recent changes in the filing system, preparing an H-1B file takes anywhere between 2 to 4 weeks. Although the quota numbers were available for 8 months in 2009, the quota maybe filled up very quickly this year. Therefore H-1B files need to be prepared as soon as possible to be filed with the immigration service on April 1st. Please contact us if you have any questions.