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  From the January 2016 Issue of Prestwood eMag
 
AmericanIT American I.T. workforce:
H-1b Quotas
 
Posted 12 years ago on 6/30/2007
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Question: How does the H-1B visa quota criteria work?

Answer:

Each October 1st, the USCIS makes available a certain number of H-1B visas for the next 12 months.

The Quota for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 (October 1st, 2006 to September 30th, 2007) is 65,000. There is also a quota of 20,000 for US Master Degree Holders, effectively making the quota 85,000.

The earliest you can apply for the H-1B Visa is 6 months before the requested start date. You may file on or after 4/1/06 for a 10/1/06 start date.

H-1B visa holders are not subject to the quota when applying for a transfer to another company or an extension with the same company.



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