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USCIS Continues to Accept FY 2011 H-1B Petitions

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it continues to accept H-1B non-immigrant petitions subject to the Fiscal Year 2011 (FY 2011) cap.

USCIS has received approximately 13,500 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 cap. The agency has received approximately 5,600 petitions for individuals with advanced degrees against a cap of 20,000 U.S. master’s degree or higher educational exemption.

Once the USCIS receives the necessary number of petitions to meet the cap, it will issue an update that the FY 2011 H-1B cap has been met

For cases filed for premium processing during the initial five-day filing window of April 1-7, the 15-day premium processing period began April 7. For cases filed for premium processing after the filing window, the premium processing period begins on the date that the petition is physically received at the correct USCIS Service Center.

Petitions filed by employers who are exempt from the cap or petitions filed on behalf of current H-1B workers who have been counted previously against the cap within the past six years will not count toward the congressionally mandated H-1B cap.

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Written by MithrasLaw

April 11, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Posted in H-1B Visas

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