As the H-1B cap registration period approaches, please confirm whether your company employs recent foreign student graduates on optional practical training work authorization or whether you have foreign individuals your company would like to employ in the U.S. that may not qualify for intracompany or treaty visas. The H-1B visa work authorization will not begin until October 1, 2020. If we do not file a registration for an H-1B cap visa between March 1 at noon and March 20 at noon, we cannot file again until March 2021. This does not apply to change of employer or cap exempt H-1Bs but rather an individual’s first H-1B visa.
Please contact your Varnum immigration attorney if you have any questions or individuals to assess.