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January 2011


January 11, 2011 | Posted by Business Immigration Group | Permalink

H-1B Numbers Are Running Out

As you know, there are approximately 65,000 H-1B numbers available each fiscal year, plus an additional 20,000 for those who received advanced degrees from U.S. institutions of higher education. At year end, there were not many numbers left. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) advised that as of December 31, 2010, approximately 57,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions, and 20,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees, were receipted. Even though all 20,000 advanced degree H-1B numbers have been used, employers can still file petitions for advanced degree professionals by submitting them under the “normal” 65,000 cap.

The bottom line: If you are considering filing an H-1B petition for a foreign national, you must act now. All of the numbers will soon be exhausted.

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