The H-1B Program
U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields, such as scientists, engineers, or computer programmers.
How USCIS Determines if an H-1B Petition is Subject to the FY 2011 Cap
The USCIS uses information provided in in the H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption Supplement to determine whether a petition is subject to the 65,000 H-1B numerical limitation (the “cap”). Some petitions are exempt from the cap under the advanced
degree exemption provided to the first 20,000 petitions filed for a beneficiary who has earned a U.S. master’s degree or higher.
If you would like to hire a foreign national in a specialty occupation, or if you would like to have an H1B petition filed for you, please contact Karol Brown at 425-519-3617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.