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Filing of FY 2012 H-1B Cases Begins 4/1/2011

On April 1, 2011, USCIS will begin accepting FY 2012 H-1B cap petitions with employment start dates beginning October 1, 2011. Cases will be considered accepted on the date that it is received by USCIS, not the postmarked date. Meanwhile, USCIS will continue to accept H-1B cases that are not subject to the numerical cap, including the following petitions:

• H-1B extension of status.;
• H-1B change of employer;
• H-1B amendments; and • H-1B concurrent employment.

For assistance in filing a timely FY 2012 H-1B petition by April 1, 2011, please contact our office

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