H-1B under Master’s Degree Quota for FY 2014, Filed April 1, 2013 Approved

Case Conclusion Date: May 1, 2013

Outcome: H-1B Petition Approved + Change of Status

Description: Our office filed an H-1B petition for the Client on April 1, 2013 under the Master’s Degree quota, as the Beneficiary just recently obtained his master’s degree from a U.S. non-profit university.  Beneficiary was working in OPT status for the Petitioner at the time of filing.  The petition was included in the visa lottery and was receipted on April 15, 2013, the first of the H-1B cases to be receipted for this H-1B season.  This was not filed with premium processing.

The case was approved on May 1, 2013, 16 days after it was receipted by USCIS.