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H-1B Cap Reached

January 27, 2011
News & Updates, USCIS
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this evening that it received sufficient petitions to exhaust the FY2011 H-1B cap as of Wednesday, January 26th. Cases properly filed and received before Wednesday the 26th will be accepted and processed to adjudication. Cases received on Wednesday will be subjected to a computer-generated random selection process. Cases not selected in the lottery will be rejected and filing fees returned. No announcement has been made yet on how many petitions will be subjected to the random selection, nor how many numbers are available for those cases.
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U.S. Department of State Provides Guidance L-1B Specialized Knowledge

The Department of State (DOS) issued a memorandum to U.S. consular posts in an effort to define L-1B specialized knowledge. The memorandum lays out criteria that L-1B visa applicants can expect to encounter. Of course, policy memoranda have a tendency to take some time for full implementation, but the guidance may permeate through U.S. consular posts fairly quickly.
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