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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