USCIS will start accepting H-1B applications on April 1, 2016. In the last fiscal year, USCIS received 233,000 applications (compared to previous year’s 172,000 applications) and had to conduct a lottery to determine the 85,000 applications which made it to the quota. It is expected that there will be more applications than the available quota numbers this year, and there will be a lottery. We urge our clients to start preparing for the quota season as soon as possible and contacting us for tips to increase their chances in getting their H-1B cases selected in H-1B quota lottery.
Remzi G. Kulen Esq