Washington: The US has received the required number of petitions to reach the Congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2023, the country’s federal agency for immigration services said.
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to hire foreign workers in specialized occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
Technology companies depend on it to hire thousands of employees every year from countries like India and China.
It is also worth mentioning that there is already a wait of 300-500 days for visas of Canada and America.
The H-1B visa programme is the most sought-after work visa among foreign professionals, including Indians. Such as the U.S. as mandated by Congress, the US has a maximum of 65,000 H-1B visas per year with a regular cap and another 20,000 H-1B visas. Advanced degree exemption categories can be issued.
“We have received petitions necessary to reach the 65,000 H-1B visa regular caps and 20,000 H-1B visas mandated by Congress for fiscal year 2023, the US Advance Degree Exemption, known as the Master Cap,” the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said in a statement on Tuesday.
THE USCIS examines all such applications every year. It has completed sending non-selection notifications to the online accounts of the registers for financial year 2023.
The status of registrations for H-1B numerical allocations was correctly submitted. Now it will show that the candidates who have not yet been selected.
In the meantime, the federal agency will change the conditions of employment for existing H-1B employees, allow existing H-1B employees to change owners and allow existing employees to work side-by-side on additional H-1B positions.