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By Adrian Pandev
Given USCIS’s recent suspension of premium processing for FY 2019 cap-subject H-1B petitions, it is more important than ever to consider whether you may be exempt from the annual H-1B cap.
Each year the US makes 65,000 H-1B visas available to foreign nationals, and an additional 20,000 H-1B visas available for individuals holding a U.S. master’s degree or higher. This yearly limit on H-1B visas is known as the H-1B “cap.” If USCIS receives over 65,000 petitions during the first five business days, it uses computer-generated random selection process, known as “the lottery,” to select 65,000 H-1B petitions to process. USCIS rejects H-1B petitions that are not selected in the lottery.
Unsurprisingly, the H-1B cap is a cause of anxiety for both the foreign national worker and US employer. There are, however, certain instances in which the H-1B cap does not apply. These cap exempt H-1B petitions make it easier to obtain H-1B status and significantly reduce the uncertainty caused by the annual cap.
The following H-1B petitions are exempt from the annual H-1B cap:
If you are curious whether you qualify for a cap exempt H-1B petition, contact an experienced H-1B attorney today. Call us at (646) 249-0139 , email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our contact form to speak with a South Carolina immigration lawyer.
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