U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B
petitions subject to the fiscal year 2008 (FY08) H-1B cap on Monday, April
2, 2007. USCIS will not reject cases delivered during the weekend (March 31
or April 1). Instead, USCIS will treat those petitions as if they arrived on
April 2. The deciding factor for USCIS is when the agency takes possession
on the petition and not when the petition was postmarked.
USCIS will monitor cap cases closely and will inform the public of the date
it has received enough petitions to meet the FY08 H-1B cap. After the "final
receipt date," USCIS will not accept any additional petitions requesting
H-1B cases that apply against the FY08 congressionally mandated cap.
If you are waiting to file H-1B petition to employ a foreign national,
please contact us immediately.
It is worth mentioning that if you fail to file the petitions before the
cap for FY 2008 is reached, you will have to wait until the next year.