A blog about U.S. immigration matters by Paul Szeto, a former INS attorney and an experienced immigration attorney and counsel. Contact Info: 732-632-9888, http://www.1visa1.com/ (All information is not legal advice and is subject to change without prior notice.)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Final Count: 172,500 H-1B petitions submitted this year

USCIS announced today that the agency received about 172,500 H-1B petitions for FY 2015 including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption.  This year only 65,000 H-1B visa numbers are available for applicants with a bachelor's degree and another 20,000 visa numbers for advanced degree holders.  A computer-generated random selection process was completed on 4/10/2014 to select the cases for further processing.

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