ATTENTION: Less Than 10,000 H-1B Visas Available


As explained in previous FY 2013 H-1B cap count update, H-1B visa petitions are generally subject to the 65,000 H-1B numerical limitation (the “cap”). Some petitions, however, are exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption provided to the first 20,000 petitions filed for a beneficiary who has obtained a U.S. master’s degree or higher. Petitions of non-profit organizations and institutions are also exempt from the cap.

As of June 1, 2012, 55,600 cap eligible petitions were filed with USCIS which means that there are less than 10,000 visas available.

As a result, the cap could be reached within the next few days; an important factor that needs to be taken into considerations by prospective H-1B petitioners and beneficiaries. 

Should you have any questions or concerns with regard to H-1B visas, please feel free to contact BridgehouseLaw.
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