Tuesday, July 6, 2010

H-1B Visas Still Available for Fiscal Year 2011

As of June 25, 2010, 23,500 H-1B visa petitions had been filed for fiscal year 2011. There is an annual cap of 65,000 visa. That means that over 40,000 H-1B visas for fiscal year 2011 remain.

Also, 20,000 H-1B visas are available every year for foreigners who hold a masters degree or higher from a U.S. institution. As of June 25, only 10,000 petitions from this category had been filed. Thus, 10,000 H-1B visas for foreigners holding a U.S. master's degree or higher remain.

H-1B specialty worker visas, therefore, remain available. Specialty workers generally are workers in a profession requiring a bachelor's degree or higher. The fiscal year starts on October 1, 2010.

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