The initiation of H-1B Visa application process has begun and the petitions for the fiscal year 2019 beginning October 1, 2018, will be accepted from April 2, it is learned. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a statement on this aspect. H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. For an H1B non-immigrant, the applicant may be admitted upto a period of three years. The time period may be extended, but cannot go beyond a total of six years, in general.