MU clients are urged to initiate and file any regular cap-subject H-1B cases as soon as possible. The H-1B cap likely will be reached in December 2011.
The latest USCIS update is that 49,200 of the 65,000 regular H-1B numbers have been 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
- 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 through a program referred to as the “H-1B Masters Cap”. The H-1B Masters Cap has been reached. H-1B Masters Cap petitions are now also counted against the regular H-1B cap.