From the Desk of President,

Updated 15 May 2017

Vast majority of job seekers are unaware of Cap-Exempt H-1B path to the US. Cap-Exempt H-1B means less competition and more opportunities for you.  In the 21st century, success belongs to the one who has information and guidance, and more importantly acts,  You have both information and guidance available from products and services; you act today, do not delay.

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H-1B cap exempt category was created by the US government to ensure adequate supply of skilled labor available to US establishments in certain important  sectors. Sponsorships under cap-exempt category are throughout the year. This provision is for you; so, help yourself to the fullest extent.  I will expand further on this.

There are H-1B Cap-Exempt employers that hire professionals on H-1B visa throughout the year regardless of the H-1B quota situation.  Cap exempt employers are those establishments which are not subjected to the annual H-1B visa numerical limitation as set by the US Government.  Following classes of employers fall under the Cap-Exempt category.

  1. A not for profit institution of higher education
  2. A not for profit entity related or affiliated to an institution of higher education
  3. A not for profit research organization or a governmental research organization
  4. Certain for-profit (e.g. consulting/contracting) firms.

A “Not for profit institution of higher education:”
Most common form of institutions of high education is a college or university.  Incidentally most of the colleges and universities in the US are non-profit entities.  There are hundreds of universities and colleges listed in the Online Databases for you to approach for employment with sponsorship for H-1B under cap-exempt category.

A “Not for profit entity related or affiliated to an institution of higher education:”
Most common forms of such H-1B sponsors are research labs, medical hospitals, etc., that are affiliated to colleges and universities.  Other types employers in this class include those with shared ownership or control by the same board or federation operated by an institution of higher education, or attached to an institution of higher education as a member, branch, cooperative, or subsidiary.

There are hundred of such employers listed in the Online Databases.

A “Not for profit research organization or a governmental research organization:
There are several hundreds of establishments in US that fall in this class.  Note that “not for profit research organization” must meet both the criteria that the establishment must be “not for profit” as well as a “research” entity.
Another type of a cap-exempt employer is a “for profit” entity such as a contracting or a consulting firm that sponsors you for placing you exclusively at a “not for profit institution of higher education” or a “not for profit entity related or affiliated to an institution of higher education” or a “not for profit research organization or a governmental research organization.”

How to get a job with H-1B sponsorship with a Cap-Exempt employer? Online Database can help you.  First take common myths out of your mind.  A common myth is that in order to work at a university you must have a Ph.D. and you must work as a lecturer/professor; and, in order to work at a hospital you must work as a medical doctor. That’s not true at all.  Cap-Exempt employers can sponsor for any specialty occupation just like a cap-subject employer.  Look at a Cap-Exempt employer as a multi-million dollar operation with branches across the US and in India, Europe, etc, employing a few thousand employees, interacting with 100,000 customers across the world.  Now, as you can imagine, in order to keep the business running those employers must hire accountants, financial analysts, HR specialists, System Administrators, engineers, IT professionals, etc., etc. Online Databases clearly tells you which employers are Cap-Exempt employers along with built-in sophisticated search engines that help you navigate to the websites and the web-presence of cap-exempt employers. Then, you can match your strengths with the job opportunities at the Cap-Exempt sponsors, and apply for jobs following’s proven job search strategies, get your H-1B visa/status, and start working. No need to wait for months.

Cap-Exempt H-1B petitions (visa applications) are filed throughout the year.  Therefore, you can start working as soon as you are granted an H-1B visa/status.

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