H-1B Visas still being accepted according the USCIS

H-1B Visas still available

The H-1B Visa cap of 65000 petitions annually has not yet been reached according to the USCIS. Therefore applicants wishing to work in the US under speciality occupations still can file their H-1B Petitions this year. This is good news. Just two years ago before the downturn in the economy, the H-1B Visa cap was filled very close to the April 1 start date.

According to the USCIS, 13500 H-1B Visa Petitions have so far been received. Therefore based on the numbers, there should be enough spaces for the next few months. This means that if you want to still get in for a 2010 start date for work in the US, it would be a good idea to file your H-1B Visa as soon as possible.

H-1B visas are usually for applicants with completed university degrees with job offers in the US under certain specialty occupations (jobs that require a university degree). However, there are some exceptions to this requirement. For applicants without university degrees, if their occupational experience and education can be shown to be otherwise equivalent to a degree, they may be approved for the H-1B Visa.

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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