Update on US H1B visas for those with Master's Degrees

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The US government issued an update of the H1B masters' cap numbers on December 1, 2005.

They have reported that, as of November 29, 2005, there are only 3,302 H1B master's cap numbers remaining. If this rate of usage for H1Bs continues for those with U.S. masters' degrees or higher levels of education, this quota will likely be used in less than three more months. It could happen even faster, though, as many students graduate in December of each year and potentially could be eligible for one of these limited H1B numbers.

workpermit.com would like to encourage those who are eligible for the master's cap H1B filing to apply as soon as possible. If you miss this cap, you will have to wait to file on or after April 1, 2006 with a start date of October 1, 2006.