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 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.
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