Apr 5 2013
USCIS Reaches Annual Cap for FY 2014 H-1B Visas
Today U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received enough H-1B visa petitions to reach the annual cap for Fiscal Year 2014. In addition, USCIS received more than 20,000 H-1B visa petitions filed on behalf of people who are exempt from the standard cap under the advanced degree exemption. After today (April 5, 2013), USCIS will not accept H-1B petitions that are subject to the FY 2014 annual cap or the FY 2014 advanced degree exemption.
USCIS notes that it will now use a computer-generated random selection process for all cap-subject FY 2014 petitions received up to April 5, 2013. The federal agency is not yet able to state the exact day of the random selection process. In addition, they are not yet providing the total number of petitions received.