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Reminder: H-1B Petition Acceptance Date Begins on April 1, 2010

Posted by Michael Pollak on Mar 28, 2010 10:37:00 AM

A friendly reminder that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2011 cap on April 1, 2010.  Cases will be considered accepted on the date that USCIS takes possession of a properly filed petition with the correct fee; not the date that the petition is postmarked.

The fiscal year cap (numerical limitation on H-1B petitions) for FY 2011 is 65,000.  Additionally, the first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf of individuals who have earned a U.S. master's degree or higher are exempt from the H-1B cap.

Good Luck!

Tags: Non Immigrant Visas, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Specialty Occupation Visa

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