On Monday, USCIS received 150,000 petitions for the 65,000 H-1B visas that will be issued for fiscal year 2008, starting October 1.
USCIS began accepting the petitions April 2 -- and although the 150,000 petitions received Monday (not to mention the tens-of-thousands still being counted today) are more than enough to fill the annual allotment, USCIS is mandated to accept the petitions for two days, says a USCIS spokeswoman.
USCIS will begin rejecting petitions for H-1B Wednesday, she says.
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This is perfectly understanding. You have demand outpacing supply and a non-continuous market, i.e. everyone who has wanted to apply during the many past months queued up. It's no diferent than people lining up to buy a Wii and storesselling out within minutes.
As for the job market, from my perspective it just keeps getting stronger.
Rush for H1-B is because: 1)Big(Indian and American) companies who have set up here always want visa ready people.Any project requirement comes,send the people immediately. 2)Companies want to maintain the attrition rate.H1-B visa(long trip to US) is a good factor to create competition in employees.
AS far as I know the market is good. But this is really really interesting. Is this some kind of a record?
Anyways I think many people also might miss out, if they thought they can file in 2nd week of April or so on.
Now, will they select the candidates by random, or by the first 65,000 applied.
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It will be done on a random basis. Many folks will have to wait for another year to apply. If the 20000 visa for master degree holder from US get exhausted many students visa holder will have to return to the home country.