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September 05, 2006

FAQ; non-profit H-1B, needs for profit H-1B then PERM

Free Answer: This is a good question. As you know the H-1B cap has been reached for this year. The earliest to apply will be April 1, 2007. There has been talk about raising the cap to allow more visas. You need to prepare your for profit H-1B as soon as possible to ready to apply at a moment's notice. At the very least you are ready for April 1 2007. I predict that most of the 58,800 new H-1B will be gone on the very first day.

PERM takes between three to six months when you count the advertising and processing time. India is five years behind for the EB-3 category. Likewise there has been talk of increasing the number of EB visas. So the sooner you apply the sooner you be approved.

Free Question: Hi, Your guidance means a lot to me. Currently I'm on H1B visa at non-profit Academic institution and I want to transfer to profit industrial H1B visa. I'm aware about H1B cap and so to work on H1B I've to wait until Oct 1, 2007. I would be very much thankful if you show any other way to deal with my situation and get temporary work visa for now. How about Starting PERM or EAD route? I'm from India, so is there any chance...if so how long does it take for approval? I'm eagerly eagerly waiting for your reply. Thank you!

Posted by VisaLawyer at September 5, 2006 01:38 PM

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