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News: Additional H-1B Visa Count

Additional H-1B Visa Count

The USCIS has announced†as of December 5, 2005, that 14,915 H1B Visa Applications have been approved under the provisions of the H-1B Visa Reform Act of 2004, which allows for an additional 20,000 new H-1B Visas for foreign workers with a Masterís or higher level degree from a U.S. academic institution.† Additionally, 2,152 such Visa Applications are pending.† If all the pending Applications are approved, it would mean that just under 3,000 such Visas remain available.




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