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Old 04-10-2007, 08:45 PM
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I'm not sure if I'm eligible to apply for Master's quota. I'm done with all my degree requirements and I've scheduled my thesis defence on MAy 20th. Is it still possible that I can apply in Master's quota. I've a letter from my schools which states that I'm done with all my degree requirements and I'll be finishing thesis on May 20th. Is this letter enough to apply for MAsters??

you need a letter from the registrar saying that you will get the diploma dated mm/dd/yyyy - for which i think the thesis should be complete.
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:42 PM
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Default You can apply after thesis defense

I think you have to wait until you defend your thesis. My guess
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:45 PM
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I think you have to wait until you defend your thesis. My guess
You gets Masters Degree after you finish all the requirements and that
includes your thesis defence.

Then only you are eligible for the 20000 US Advanced Degree quota

After you finsih your defence, you submit the revised doc etc for archiving and when eventhing is done the
registrar's office receives all clear signal from department and then issues you a provisional degree letter stating that
degree is granted to you (thats when you have done your degree )

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Old 04-11-2007, 12:32 AM
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Default How do i know if I am under H1B Masters category

Hello,

I just applied for a H1-B, I am under a H1B1(Singapore) I have a Master of Science, from a USA univeristy in California.

Does the UCSIS do the filtering in my application? Or was there a special process i had to follow?

Thanks.
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:27 AM
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Depends which box was checked in the application.
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USCIS UPDATES COUNT OF FY 2008 H-1B CAP FILINGS
WASHINGTON Ė U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an updated number of
filings today as the counting of H-1B petitions received on April 2 and 3 continues. On April 3, USCIS
announced that it had received enough petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap for fiscal year
2008 (FY 2008) and that it would conduct a computer-generated random selection of cap-subject petitions
filed on Monday (April 2) and Tuesday (April 3) to determine which cases would be accepted for processing.
As of April 9, USCIS has determined that approximately 119,193 of the H-1B petitions received on April 2
and 3 are subject to the FY 2008 congressionally mandated cap.
USCIS received on April 2 and 3 a total of approximately 12,989 cases requesting an exemption from the FY
2008 H-1B cap because they were filed on behalf of aliens holding a masterís degree or higher from a U.S.
institution. USCIS can now announce that the cap of 20,000 on these exempt cases remains open and that
USCIS will continue to monitor these filings.
USCIS will provide regular updates as the processing of FY 2008 H-1B cap cases continues.

Is this the final number or interim number while the counting is going on.
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:43 AM
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Default Would USCIS honor Premium processing for Advance degree quota

Now as it is known that Masters Quota for H-1B is still open and there is no need for lottery.

Would USCIS honor , Premium Processing for those cases?

anyone has idea?
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I am going to file my h1 application tomorrow under the master's qouta. I know its nearly impossible that my petition would be approved but I have no other choice. I just have one question:

1. Should I go for a premium processing?

<<My OPT expires may 15th and my employer is still willing to file my h1 tomorrow. If I go for premium processing, that will atleast stop me from getting an admit into a community college this fall to maintain my status>>

Advice please. Also there is no way they will increase the h1b on the master's qouta, right ?
Well if you OPT expires on the 15th of May you'll be out of Status till the H1 is active. And i believe the H1 visa would be active only by the first week of October. So you'll have to be in Status till October. I gues you would still consider the community college thing.. I believe i'm correct but i would want a senior member to clarify this..
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What will happen to the applications that weren't processed because the cap, would they return the filing fees? My guess is they don't.
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I'm not sure if I'm eligible to apply for Master's quota. I'm done with all my degree requirements and I've scheduled my thesis defence on MAy 20th. Is it still possible that I can apply in Master's quota. I've a letter from my schools which states that I'm done with all my degree requirements and I'll be finishing thesis on May 20th. Is this letter enough to apply for MAsters??

since master's quota is still available, you can apply now. some lawyers say you can apply with that letter from school.Later if you get RFE you can submit your masters degree at that time. Anyways talk to your lawyer
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What will happen to the applications that weren't processed because the cap, would they return the filing fees? My guess is they don't.

They will return filing fees.
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since master's quota is still available, you can apply now. some lawyers say you can apply with that letter from school.Later if you get RFE you can submit your masters degree at that time. Anyways talk to your lawyer
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Default What %

Just wondering **IN GENERAL** what % of Masters students get their H1B at the end of their OPT in the first shot?

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Default Any Updates?

Any Updates on how many Masters students H1B visas have been counted. Last i read on this forum was 12,989. Any current news?
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