December 23, 2009

H-1B Cap for FY 2010 has been reached!

On December 21, 2009, the USCIS announced that it has received a sufficient number of petitions to meet the 65,000 numerical limitation for this fiscal year which began October 1, 2009 and ends September 30, 2010. USCIS has also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions on behalf of persons exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption. USCIS will reject cap-subject petitions for new H-1B specialty occupation workers seeking an employment start date in FY2010 that are received after December 21, 2009. USCIS will apply a computer-generated random selection process (lottery) to all petitions that are subject to the cap and were received on December 21, 2009.

Applications for FY2011 (October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011) will be accepted on or after April 1, 2010. Badmus Law Firm is ready to assist employers and employees with H-1B visas or other visa options. You are invited to call or email us at 469-916-7900 or immigration@badmuslaw.com.