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89 “leftover” H1Bs available
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USCIS has informed that 89 H-1B numbers out of the 6,800 reserved for Chile and Singapore nationals are available for distribution among those who missed out on the H-1B Cap for FY 2007.

As per the Free Trade Agreements entered with Chile and Singapore, 6,800 H-1B numbers are reserved for citizens of these two countries. Thus, practically, 58,200 H-1B numbers are available to citizens of other countries. The numbers unused by Chile and Singapore nationals are added to the regular H-1B numbers.

USCIS has advised American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) that a letter will be issued to each petitioner/attorney notifying them that their case will be processed if they submit the appropriate fees. VisaPro readers are aware that the USCIS reached H-1B cap for FY 2007 on May 26, 2006 and conducted a ‘lottery' to distribute the numbers amongst the petitions that were received by USCIS on May 26, 2006.

The letter to be sent by the USCIS to the lucky petitioners will include instructions on mailing the fees to a dedicated mailing address. The deadline to respond to the letter will be November 14, 2006. Vermont Service Center will contact those that have not responded by November 14, 2006, via e-mail or phone to determine whether they are interested in pursuing the petition.

USCIS has also informed that a dedicated e-mail address will be set up for any filing questions pertaining to these cases. This e-mail account will be monitored through the deadline date. We at VisaPro are looking forward to receive more updates from the USCIS and will inform you as soon as there is any further development.


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