With the H-1B cap nearly reached, MU clients strongly are urged immediately to initiate and file any regular cap-subject H-1B cases. The H-1B cap likely will be reached in January 2011.
The latest USCIS update says that 53,900 of the 65,000 regular H-1B numbers were used as of
Employees that may need an H-1B visa include:
- International students working on an EAD card under an
OPTor CPTprogram after having attended a school; U.S.
- International employees working on a TN may need an H-1B filed for them in order for them to pursue a permanent residency (green card) case;
- Prospective international employees in another visa status e.g. H-4, L-2, J-1, F-1;- H-1B workers with a cap exempt organization; and
- Prospective international employees currently living abroad.
International workers who are working in the
Additionally, the USCIS sets aside an additional 20,000 H-1B numbers for graduates of US Masters degree (or higher) programs. As of