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Only Ten Thousand H-1B Visas Remain for Fiscal Year

Posted by Michael Pollak on Nov 18, 2009, 5:27:00 PM

USCIS reports that as of November 13, 2009 approximately 55,600 H-1B cap subject petitions have been filed.  It also reports that it has received sufficient H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees to meet the exemption of 20,000 from the fiscal year 2010 cap. Any H-1B petitions filed on behalf of an alien with an advanced degree will now count toward the general H-1B cap of 65,000. USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the statutory limits, taking into account the fact that some of these petitions may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn.

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