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H-1B Cap Master’s Exemption Eligibility

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USCIS released a memo Wednesday explaining that in order to be eligible for an H-1B Master’s Cap exemption, the school which granted the master’s degree or higher must have been an “United States institution of higher education” at the time the degree was earned.

H-1B visas are capped at 65,000 per year, however, individuals who are eligible may apply for the Master’s Cap exemption which makes an additional 20,000 visas available.