Are You Exempt from the H-1B Cap?
The demand for qualified H-1B professionals remains high, and it is all but certain that H-1B numbers will be exhausted long before the end of the year. Only cap-exempt employers are permitted to hire H-1B professionals all year long.
In addition to the cap exemption afforded to certain employers, some H-1B professionals are exempt from the cap. These are:
- Previous and current H-1B holders who have been counted towards the cap
during the past six years, and;
- J-1 nonimmigrant physicians who have received 2-year home residency requirement waivers.