H1B Visa Process Timeline

Preparing for the FY23 H-1B filing season? Here’s everything you need to know

H1B Visa Process; H-1B Cap and the Lottery system

2023 H1B process Timeline

H1B 2023 season is here – Hear it straight from the Immigration Attorneys.

Thousands of highly skilled ex-pats apply each year to work in the United States on an H1B visa.

The 2023 H1B program will allow U.S. companies and other employers to temporarily hire foreign workers for jobs that require highly specialized knowledge and theoretical, and practical application beyond a bachelor’s degree in a specific occupation or equivalent.

H1B is reserved for “special jobs” within the organization. H1B visa holders can work in the United States while pursuing lawful permanent residency.

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The H1B Lottery Process – USCIS will randomly select registrants to submit a complete H1B visa application using the lottery system.

USCIS approves approximately 65,000 petitions annually, and an additional 20,000 visas approved for advanced degree applicants. Some exceptions to the H1B visa limit include individuals entering the United States to work in higher education or related research / non-profit organizations.

The 6,800 petitions are booked on H1B1 visas for citizens of Chile and Singapore, and the rest are booked on H1B visas.

2023 H1B process Timeline:

  • Mar 01 to Mar 18, 2022 – Initiate the registration for the H1B Visa process and pay the registration fee for each applicant
  • Mar 31, 2022 – USCIS notifies the selected registrants
  • Apr 01 to June 15, 2022 – Labor Condition Application (LCA) to be filed with the Department of Labor (DOL). Prepare H1B Forms, Support Letter, and other required supporting documentation
  • April 15 to June 25 – Mail the Petition to the USCIS before June 30, 2022
  • Jul 01 – Dec 31, 2022 – Receive the approved petition from the USCIS and initiate the Visa stamping process for foreign nationals

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