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U.S. H-1B 2018 Visa Applications Open April 3

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in How To Move To Canada, Tech Immigration and U.S. Immigration

U.S. H-1B 2018 Visa Applications Open April 3

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2018 cap on April 3, 2017.

~ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

According to CNN, in 2016 the cap of 85,000 H-1B visas was reached less than a week after applications opened; and during that time 236,000 petitions were submitted.

United States H-IB Visa Facts:

  • H-1B Visas are offered through a lottery
  • 85,000 H-1B Visas are awarded each year
  • H-1B Visas are good for 3 years
  • California seeks more H-1B Visa holders than any other state, followed by Texas and New York
  • 2/3 of H1-B Visas granted in 2015 were for tech jobs

Non-premium visa petitions took up to eight months for approval; the U.S. recently announced a temporary suspension up to 6 months for premium processing for all H-1B petitions beginning April 3.


Evelyn Ackah

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Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

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Ackah Business Immigration Law has been instrumental in making a few very important projects come to life at Theatre Calgary. Without their expertise wisdom, guidance, and intelligence, we are not sure that our projects could have gone forth.

Thanks to their clear and quick leadership, Artists from America have travelled across borders effortlessly. As well, when we need assistance travelling our Canadian Artists we rely on Ackah Business Immigration Law . Through our repeated association, we know that this aspect of our complicated business is handled by an excellent team. Ackah Business Immigration Law has made our important projects come to life properly - and for that I will always be grateful.

– Dennis Garnhum, Artistic Director

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