H-1B Cap-Exempt Employers

Some employers can qualify for exemption from the H-1B visa cap. This means that they can apply for H-1B employees year round and are not subject to the annual quota limitations. Those employers include:

  • Institutions of higher education;
  • Nonprofit entities related to or affiliated with an institution of higher education; and
  • Nonprofit and government research organizations.

Individuals initially granted H-1B status through employment with a cap-exempt petitioner must be counted against the H-1B cap if they wish to change employers to a private enterprise that is subject to the H-1B cap.

U.S. Immigration Assistance for Businesses and Professionals

Read more here about U.S. immigration for businesses and professionals. If you are an employer or professional in need of assistance with immigration issues, we welcome you to contact an immigration attorney at Sivaraman Immigration Law to request a consultation.

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