dhruv84 wrote on 05/20/09 11:19:
> I am working for a non profit org. as an intern (OPT) for over a year.
> they are interested in hiring me (am an international student) but
> have no idea about the paper work.
Then they should hire an immigration lawyer.
> do they file h1b for me ?
> can they do that only during the april
> window ??
What "april window"??? There is *no* "april window." There is a quota.
Most H1s fall under the quota. H1s for *some* non-profits (universities,
non-profit research organizations affiliated with universities, government
research organizations) do not fall under the quota. You don't provide enough
information to make that determination.
H1 applications can be filed up to 6 months before the start date. H1s that fall
under the quota can only start at the beginning of the fiscal year the earliest.
The US government fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, the previous year. For fiscal
year 2010, starting on Oct. 1, 2009, H1 applications falling under the quota can
be filed starting April 1, 2009, until the quota is filled. At this point, the
quota is not filled.
Again, if they don't know anything about the H1, they should hire a lawyer.
I am not a lawyer.
For reliable advice, consult a competent immigration attorney.