H-1B Master’s Cap Approaches Exhaustion (Numbers as of 04/21/2007)

H-1B Advanced Degree Exemption<O></O>


The H-1B Visa Reform Act of 2004, which took effect on May 5, 2005, changed the H-1B filing procedures for FY 2005 and for future fiscal years. The H-1B Visa Reform Act of 2004 also makes available 20,000 new H-1B visas for foreign workers with a Master’s or higher level degree from a U.S. academic institution.<O></O>


 












































 


Cap


Beneficiaries Approved


Beneficiaries Pending Petitions Receipted


Beneficiaries 


 Pending Petitions yet to be Receipted


Total


Date of Last Count


H-1B (FY 08)


58,200 1


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Cap Reached


4/2/2007


H-1B Advanced Degree Exemption (FY 08)


20,000


7,339


7,801


3,509


18,649


4/21/2007
















 

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