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USCIS clarifies school criteria for H-1B master's cap-exempt petitions

  1. Date Announced

    May 23, 2017

    A new USCIS policy memo states, through an adopted decision, that to be eligible for an H-1B cap exemption based on a master’s degree, the school involved has to have been a U.S. “institution of higher education” when the degree was earned. [ID #472]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    May 23, 2017
Status: Final/Actual
Types of Action: Adjudication Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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