H1B Visa Cap for Fiscal Year 2013 (Oct 2012 – Sept 2013)

Hello. I wanted to change to H1B visa but I heard that they’ve all been used up. Is this true or can I still apply?

US Immigration law provides for 65,000 H1B visas for each fiscal year. H1B holders filing for extension or transfers are not counted against this annual cap. There is an additional 20,000 H1Bs available for foreign nationals who hold Master’s degrees from US Universities.

USCIS has indicated that all available H-1B visa numbers have been used for FY 2013.  You may apply in April 2013 for an October 2013 start date.

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 10:16 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink
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