USCIS warns of H-1B visa petitions without clear employment start date

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USCIS has warned H-1B petitioners to refrain from eluding a definite start date of employment in the upcoming H-1B cap filing period. In an hour-long teleconference held on March 6, the immigration agency shared some filing tips and offered to answer non-case specific questions from the participants.

As per the H-1B visa rules, the petitioners should file the application for the nonimmigrant work visa no more than six months prior to the start date of employment requested for the beneficiary. Elaborating on the necessity of mentioning a clear date the agency said: “Applications without a specific start date will be rejected. Words like ASAP or subject to approval will be rejected,” Firstpost reported.

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