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H1-B cap exempt query

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Currently I am on OPT and have received a job offer from a government/city office. I wanted to know if they are cap-exempt when they file H1b. Is there any website where I can check it?

Also what are my future prospects, as to if I change my job to cap-exempt / non-cap exempt jobs? For non-cap exempt jobs will I have to go through H1 lottery; how can a company file for my visa in April without me joining them and then wait for several months (October)to hire me?

Thank you

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If this employer is cap exempt, and if he files for H-1B, you can then only move to cap-exempt petitions until some employer files for your H1B for cap quota, after which you can switch to cap companies from cap-exempt companies.

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1. Most likely not exempt. Non-profits, universities are typically exempt. 

2. Yes, if you move from exempt to non-exempt, you will be subject to cap and lottery, if applicable. 

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