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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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They are not cap-exempt.

Only universities, non-profit research organizations affiliated with universities, and government research organizations are cap-exempt.


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