H1 B visa quota FY 2015

The cap has been reached. Good luck to all of you !

Here is a copy of the press release by USCIS:

USCIS received about 172,500 H-1B petitions during the filing period which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 10, 2014, USCIS completed a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 general-category cap and 20,000 cap under the advanced degree exemption. For cap-subject petitions not randomly selected, USCIS will reject and return the petition with filing fees, unless it is found to be a duplicate filing.

The agency conducted the selection process for the advanced degree exemption first. All advanced degree petitions not selected then became part of the random selection process for the 65,000 limit.
On March 25, USCIS announced that they would begin premium processing for H-1B cap cases no later than April 28.  For more information on premium processing for FY 2015 cap-subject petitions, see the related USCIS Alert.
USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap. Petitions filed on behalf of current H-1B workers who have been counted previously against the cap will not be counted towards the congressionally mandated FY 2015 H-1B cap. USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions filed to:

  •  Extend the amount of time a current H-1B worker may remain in the United States;
  • Change the terms of employment for current H-1B workers;
  • Allow current H-1B workers to change employers; and
  • Allow current H-1B workers to work concurrently in a second H-1B position.

U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering, and computer programming. 

 

 

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Query on H1B Visa expiry 

Query on H1B Visa expiry 

My husband has got his Visa filed from some XYZ company in the year 2012 it came in the lottery and then he got his visa stamped on 14th March 2014,its expiry date is 30th sept 2014.The employer convinced him to give the resignation from his last company stating that sooner they will get the client and will make his visa extended and now when his notice period is also finished the XYZ company is dragging his joining date every another week.I wanted to know what are the possibilities that he could apply for H1B transfer from some other company and what are the pros and cons.What are the risks.He is currently jobless.What is the best he could do for the visa transfer and extension,what is the process.Sorry my questions are too much,but my husband is currently having no job and I am too much worried.Also I and my kid is also holding H4 visa which will expire on 30th sep 2014.Please reply me as its very urgent on the career part of my husband.

Hi,

Hi,

I am having a H4 Visa and my wife is on H1 .Now I am trying to find a consultant who can convert/sponser my H1 but I am not getting the trustworthy source. Can some one please help or tell me how can I find a trust worthy Consultant. And is it necessary to be there in US at the time of filing H1 petition in 1st week of April 2015. Please help.

Regards,

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