H1B Visa 2015
Frequently Asked Questions
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H1B Visa 2015 : Important Dates
Event

Dates

H1B Visa 2015

October 1, 2014 to September 30,
2015

Application Accepted F...
Available H1B Cap
H1B type

Cap

H1B Regular Cap

58,200 + unused H1B1* from last year.

H1B Advanced Degree Cap

20,000

...
H1B Approval Time
 Regular Processing : 2+ Months

 Premium Processing : 15 Days After Receipt Date

www.HappySchools.co...
H1B Fees – FY 2015
 Base Filing Fee : $325

 ACIWA Fees :
 $750 ( companies with less than 25 Employees)
 $1,5000 ( co...
Question 1: H1B Visa 2015 Start Date
when applying from outside USA
 I’m applying for H1B from India. If My H1B visa 2015...
Question 2: Start Date for OPT Student
 I’m in OPT and working. OPT is valid till May of 2015. My

employer will file H1B...
Questions?
 Where can I find more information about H!B Visa?
 USCIS Official Page : www.uscis.gov/h-1b_count

 www.Hap...
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H1B Visa 2015 - Dates, Cap Count, Fees and FAQ's

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Learn about H1B Visa 2015 ( October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015). In this set of slides you can find information about

- Important Dates ( Start Date for H1B)
- H1B Visa Cap Count
- Processing Times
- When to start working
- Frequently Asked questions
- Latest News from USCIS
- H1B Visa Processing Fees

If your H1B sponsor is charging your HIGH fees, then beware of the employer. Lot of people trying to apply for H1B Visa form outside USA ( like India) might get ripped-off by consulting companies.

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  1. 1. H1B Visa 2015 Frequently Asked Questions www.HappySchools.com
  2. 2. H1B Visa 2015 : Important Dates Event Dates H1B Visa 2015 October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015 Application Accepted From April 1, 2014 ( Tuesday) If Lottery Application Accepted Till April 7, 2014 ( 5 Working days from April 1, 204) H1B Start Date FY 2015 On or after October 1, 2014 www.HappySchools.com
  3. 3. Available H1B Cap H1B type Cap H1B Regular Cap 58,200 + unused H1B1* from last year. H1B Advanced Degree Cap 20,000 Cap- Exempt H1B Unlimited * 6,800 visas are set aside for Chile and Singapore under Free Trade Agreements. Unused numbers in this pool are made available for H-1B use for the next fiscal year. www.HappySchools.com
  4. 4. H1B Approval Time  Regular Processing : 2+ Months  Premium Processing : 15 Days After Receipt Date www.HappySchools.com
  5. 5. H1B Fees – FY 2015  Base Filing Fee : $325  ACIWA Fees :  $750 ( companies with less than 25 Employees)  $1,5000 ( companies with more than 26 Employees)  Fraud Prevention Fee : $500  50% of Employees of company with over 50+ total employees are on H1B or L1 : $2000  Premium Processing : $1,225  Attorney Fees : $750+ www.HappySchools.com
  6. 6. Question 1: H1B Visa 2015 Start Date when applying from outside USA  I’m applying for H1B from India. If My H1B visa 2015 is approved on June 10, 2014, when can I come to USA and start working?  Your H1B Visa start date on I-797 should be October 1, 2014.You can enter USA upto 10 days before the start date. You can being working for your employer from Oct 1, 2014 ( not before that) www.HappySchools.com
  7. 7. Question 2: Start Date for OPT Student  I’m in OPT and working. OPT is valid till May of 2015. My employer will file H1B this April, 2014. When does my status change from OPT to H1B?  Your employer will file H1B petition with Change of Status. Even if your H1B is approved say July 10, 2014, your status will change from OPT (F1) to H1B only from October 1, 2014 ( if that’s the date listed in your I-797) www.HappySchools.com
  8. 8. Questions?  Where can I find more information about H!B Visa?  USCIS Official Page : www.uscis.gov/h-1b_count  www.HappySchools.com/H1B-Visa/  www.HappySchools.com/h1b-visa-2015/ www.HappySchools.com
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