Getting the LCA In Hand Before April 1 – Submit your completed H-1B petition for delivery on April 2nd 2007


Because you cannot submit an LCA earlier than six
months prior to the beginning date of the period of intended employment
(20 CFR § 655.730(b)), if you want your LCA in hand before April 1,
then set your employment start date on the LCA for a date in September,
and set the expiration date for a date no more than three years hence.
File the I-129 with a start date of October 1, but with an expiration
date that coincides with the expiration date of the LCA. You will lose
a couple of days on the back end of the petition by doing this, but you
will get the LCA filed and back before April 1.


LCA start date: 9/1/07

LCA end date: 8/31/10

Form I-129 start date: 10/1/07

Form I-129 end date: 8/31/10

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