No more H-1B visas for IT professionals till 2018

08 April 2017, 06:53 AM
No more H-1B visas for IT professionals till 2018 (File Photo)
No more H-1B visas for IT professionals till 2018 (File Photo)

On Friday, a federal US agency responsible for the processing of an H-1B application for foreign IT professionals has said that congressionally mandated 65,000 visa cap for the 2018 fiscal year.

"US Citizenship and Immigration Services has reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for the fiscal year 2018," an official announcement said.

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US Citizenship and Immigration Services has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visas US advanced degree exemption, also known as the master's cap, the statement said.

However, unlike previous years, it did not say how it is going to determine the successful applications, which in the past had been through a computerised draw of lots. 

First Published: Saturday, April 08, 2017 06:42 AM

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