Update: H-1B Foreign Worker Slots Closed for FY 2012

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As of now, nonimmigrant visas are not available to those individuals who are subject to the H-1B cap, which has been reached for fiscal year 2012. All available slots have been filled for the 65,000 customary H-1B visas, as well as for 20,000 cap-exempt visas set aside for individuals who have obtained an advanced degree.

However, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) will continue to accept and process petitions filed to:

  • Extend the amount of time a current H-1B worker may remain in the U.S.;
  • 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.

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Published In: Immigration Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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