The H-1B Cap May Be Reached by April 7, 2014.
The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows US employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations fields such as science, engineering and computer programming. The current law limits the number of issued visa or otherwise provided H-1B status to 65,000 foreign nationals each fiscal year. Up to 20,000 foreign nationals holding a master’s or higher degree from U.S. universities are exempted from this cap. In addition, excluded from the ceiling are all H-1B non-immigrants who work at the universities, non-profit research facilities associated with universities or government research facilities.
USCIS accepts H-1B petitions that are subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap on April 1, 2014. You may file an H-1B petition no more than six months in advance of the e