H-1B Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Cap Season

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[SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms][COLOR=#3F6281][B]H-1B Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Cap Season

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The H-1B Program

[COLOR=#000000][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE][/B][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms][COLOR=#000000]U.S. businesses use the H-1B visa program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, including, but not limited to: scientists, engineers, or computer programmers.
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[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE][/B][COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms][COLOR=#393939][B]How USCIS Determines If an H-1B Petition Is Subject to the FY 2015 Cap[/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms]We use the information provided in Part C of the H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption Supplement (pages 17-19 of Form I-129 with a revision date of November 23, 2010, or later).

This information helps us determine whether a petition is subject to the regular cap of 65,000 H-1B visas. An advanced degree exemption is provided for the first 20,000 petitions filed for a beneficiary who has obtained a U.S. masterís degree or higher.

Once that limit is reached, any petitions filed for beneficiaries with a U.S. masterís degree or higher will count against the regular cap, unless exempt for other reasons.
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms][B]FY 2015 H-1B Cap Count[/B]
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[TH][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms]Cap Type
[TH][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms]Cap Amount[/FONT][/SIZE][/TH]
[TH][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms]Cap Eligible Petitions[/FONT][/SIZE][/TH]
[TH][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms]Date of Last Count[/FONT][/SIZE][/TH]
[TD][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms] H-1B Regular Cap[/FONT][/SIZE][/TD]
[TD][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms] 65,000[/FONT][/SIZE][/TD]
[TD][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms]H-1B Masterís Exemption[/FONT][/SIZE][/TD]
[TD][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms] 20,000
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Cap Eligible Petitions[/FONT][/SIZE][/B]

[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms]This is the number of petitions that USCIS has accepted for this particular type of cap. It includes cases that have been approved or are still pending. It does not include petitions that have been denied.
[B]Cap Amounts
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms]The current annual cap on the H-1B category is 65,000. Not all H-1B nonimmigrant visas are subject to this annual cap.

Please note that up to 6,800 visas are set aside from the 65,000 each fiscal year for the H-1B1 program under the terms of the legislation implementing the U.S. Chile and U.S. Singapore free trade agreements.

Unused visas in this group become available for H-1B use for the next fiscal year.
[B]When to File an FY 2015 H-1B Cap-Subject Petition
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms]We will begin accepting H-1B petitions that are subject to the FY 2015 cap on April 1, 2014. You may file an H-1B petition no more than six months in advance of the employment start date requested for the beneficiary.

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