On May 4, 2007, USCIS announced that the H-1B Master's Cap has been reached for fiscal year (FY) 2008. USCIS announced that the final receipt date for H-1B petitions subject to the Master's Cap was April 30, 2007. In addition, USCIS confirmed that petitions received on April 30, 2007, will be subject to the random selection process.
The H-1B Master's Cap provided 20,000 H-1B visa numbers to those workers who graduated from a U.S. university with the minimum of a master's degree.
USCIS previously announced that the general H-1B cap was reached as of April 3, 2007. Petitions received on April 2 and April 3 were also subject to a random selection process.