20,000 H1B visa slots open

20,000 H1B visa slots open

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Tuesday said it has so far received approximately 45,500 H-1B petitions against the Congressionally-mandated cap of 65,000.
This is in contrast to the previous years when the USCIS had to resort to a computerised draw of lots as it used to receive petitions outnumbering the cap several times within the first few days of opening the scheme.

The USCIS said it has received 20,000 petitions for the advanced degrees category. However, it would continue to accept advanced degree petitions since experience has shown that not all applications received are approvable, the USCIS said in a statement.

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
GET IT
Comments (+)