H1B Visa 2016 Season Start Date ?

As many of you know, H1B Visa quota for this year, which is FY 2015  was completed in the first few days of the start date. USCIS Conducted a lottery to select the required petitions.  Overall a total of 172,500 petitions were filed and USCIS had to select only 85,000 petitions. Many of the unlucky ones who were not selected in the FY 2015 quota might be wondering when would the next year H1B Visa season start ?

When does the H1B Visa 2016 filing  Season begin ?

Every year USCIS accepts H1B Visa petitions starting from April 1st of that year. If they were to follow the same pattern, they would start accepting the petitions from April 1st of next year. Which is the April 1st of 2015.   That seems like a long time, but I guess you need to start planning for the same starting from now…


What is your plan for H1B Visa 2016 ?

34 thoughts on “H1B Visa 2016 Season Start Date ?”

  1. When will the 2016 cap start. How do I find my employer?/ what are the skills needed to upskill myself.

  2. Hi,

    I am intrested in getting a sponsor for my H1-B.

    I have been to US on H1-B before and I require sponsor now.

    Can anyone guide?

  3. Hi,

    Am interested in getting a H1B sponsor.I have 2.1 years of work experience as a Quality Assurance Analyst in the Capital Markets domain with few certifications in Capital Markets domain.Currently,am in H4 visa.Please help me on the same.

  4. am .Net Architect/Coder/Technical Architect with PMP and MCTS certification having 13yrs experience. Seeking a sponsor.

  5. I am intrested in getting a sponsor for my H1-B. I have been to US on H1-B before and I require sponsor now. Thanks

  6. Hi arun and Kamalraj,
    U guys have not provided ur contact details…pls share so that we can prepare for H1b for next year.
    i have 7 plus years of experience as a Service and operations manager in a financial industry..i m MBA in HR and Finance also planning to go fr a course of SAP HR. Can anybody sponsor me.

  7. dear sir
    i have b1/b2 visa risht now . but now i want to change my visa in to h1b could you please help me to get a sponsor i water treatment i want to apply next year from usa

  8. Hi,

    I have 5 years of experience in Storage Domain.
    SAN, NAS, ISCSI, FC etc.
    I am looking for a H1 sponsor for 2016.
    Can someone please help?


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