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April 09, 2007

FAQ; H-1B1 to H-1B & visa cap

Question; If I would like to change my visa status from H1B1(Singapore) to tradtional H1B visa, do I have to file an new application for H1B subject to cap number or I can do the transfer and not subject to cap number.

Answer; Unfortunately there are no more H-1B visas until April 1, 2008. The cap on traditional H-1B visas was reached for the year on April 2, 2007 (the very first day applications could be submitted). Unless the U.S. Congress allocates additional visas to the H-1B category there will be no more H-1B visas until April 1, 2008 (which will be the earliest filing date). Your H-1B1 cannot be transferred to the H-1B visa.

Posted by VisaLawyer at April 9, 2007 01:59 PM


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