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H-1B Cap Update

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In the most recent numbers released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) the H-1B cap count is 45,100 which is an increase of 100 cases from the prior count of 45,000.The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will continue to accept both regular and advanced-degree cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the statutory limits, taking into account the fact that some of these petitions may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn.

Considering the large number of H-1b visas still available under the cap, it is predicted that H-1B visas will continue to be available for at least for the next couple of months. However, given the increased number of RFEs this year, it is recommended that employers filing H-1B Petitions be extra cautious and provide substantial paperwork, such as sufficient proof of your in-house requirements, letters from end-clients showing work contracts, and confirmation of work-order placements, in order to avoid RFEs.

We will continue to keep you abreast of the latest H-1B count as it becomes available and our office would be happy to advice and help with H-1B petitions.


Written by MithrasLaw

September 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm

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