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Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101-3034
206.464.4224

Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101-3034
206.464.4224

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Complimentary Webinar: How to Prepare for the H-1B Lottery

Complimentary Webinar: How to Prepare for the H-1B Lottery
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017
NOON-1:00PM (PACIFIC)

Presented by Ryan Swanson Immigration Attorneys, Joel Paget and Marsha Mavunkel

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The H-1B visa classification is for temporary employment of foreign professionals in specialty occupations requiring a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a specialty field. For employers who wish to hire foreign national professionals in 2017, H-1B petitions subject to the annual quota or cap must be filed by April 3, 2017 with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). Last year, USCIS received over 230,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions for the available 85,000 H-1B visas.

Based on the high demand for H-1B visas last year and the improved economy with more hiring taking place this year, it is likely the statutory quota will again be exceeded soon after the filing period opens.  Employers who want to hire foreign nationals subject to the statutory quota should consult with immigration counsel as soon as possible to start preparing their H-1B cap petition filings.

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