H-1B Visa Cap Reached For The Fiscal Year 2023
In Today’s blog update we will be discussing about USCIS reaching its fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap.
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received an adequate amount of appeals needed to reach the congressionally mandated caps for fiscal year (FY) 2023 for the H-1B visa desired by Indian professionals.
The immigration agency commented that this includes the 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa US advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap.
In the last few years, Indian professionals have been getting more than 70% of H-1B visas used by US businesses to provide employment to foreign workers belonging to specialty occupations.
USCIS said it has finished sending non-selection notifications to applicants’ online accounts.
The status for registrations accurately submitted for the FY 2023 H-1B numerical allocations but not selected will now show: Not Selected- not eligible to file an H-1B cap petition based on this registration.
The immigration agency also spoke about continuing to accept and move forward with petitions that are otherwise excluded from the cap. Petitions filed for current H-1B workers who have been counted previously against the cap, and who still retain their cap number, are excluded from the FY 2023 H-1B cap.
USCIS will also continue to accept and process petitions filed for the following:
Extension for current H-1B worker visa holder stay in the United States,
Change the employment terms for existing H-1B workers,
Permit current H-1B workers to change employers, and
Permit current H-1B workers to work simultaneously in additional H-1B ranks
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