H-1B FY 2016 Cap Filing Season Opens April 1, 2015

The annual H-1B cap filing season opens today, April 1, 2015. USCIS will now accept H-1B petitions filed by employers for cap-subject employees for one of the FY 2016 (October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016) available H-1B slots. Certain petitioners (including institutions of higher education) continue to be exempt from the cap. How quickly the cap is reached depends on demand. However, over the last number of years the cap has been reached within the first few days of the filing season. Last year, the FY 2015 cap was reached on April 7, 2014.