USCIS Announces That It Continues to Accept H-1B CasesPosted by Murali Bashyam on Apr 8, 2009 in H1B Visas, News | 0 comments
U.S. CitizenshipThe country in which a person is born (and has not renounced or lost citizenship) or naturalized and to which that person owes allegiance and by which he or she is entitled to be protected. and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that it continues to accept H-1B applications subject to the Fiscal YearCurrently, the twelve-month period beginning October 1 and ending September 30. Historically, until 1831 and from 1843-49, the twelve-month period ending September 30 of the respective year; from 1832-42 and 1850-67, ending December 31 of the respective year; from 1868-1976, ending June 30 of the respective year. The transition quarter (TQ) for 1976 covers the three-month period, July-September 1976. 2010 (FY 2010) cap. USCIS said it will continue to monitor the number of H-1B petitions received for both the 65,000 regular cap and the 20,000 U.S. master’s degree or higher educational exemption cap. If USCIS receives the necessary number of petitions to meet the respective caps, it will issue an update to advise the public that, as of a certain date (the "final receipt date"), the respective FY 2010 H-1B caps have been met.
USCIS also states that it reserves the right to randomly select the number of petitions required to reach the numerical limit from the petitions received as of the final receipt date. Since the initial ’5-day’ filing period has passed, it is not clear if a random lotteryDiversityA category of immigrants replacing the earlier categories for nationals of underrepresented countries and countries adversely “affected” by the Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965 (P.L. 89-236). The annual limit on diversity immigration was 40,000 during fiscal years 1992-94, under a transitional diversity program, and 55,000 beginning in fiscal year 1995, under a permanent diversity program. visa program. A computer randomly draws winners for the right to apply for immigration to the United States. system is needed. As more information becomes available, we will postAmerican Embassy, consulate or other diplomatic mission abroad. Not all American embassies, consulates and missions are visa-issuing posts. it at www.bashyamspiro.com.