U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced Thursday that it had reached the mandated annual cap for H-1B petitions for skilled guest workers less than a week after it began accepting applications. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption.
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, and who still retain their cap number, will also not be counted toward the congressionally mandated FY 2017 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.
Read more about the H-1B cap at USCIS
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