FAQ: Alternatives to Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions
Unfortunately, many foreign nationals may have to wait until April 1, 2015 for another chance at filing for H-1B status. The following alternatives should be considered for affected employees:
Cap-Exempt H-1B Visa
These include petitions filed primarily for employment at an institution of higher education, a related or affiliated nonprofit entity, nonprofit research organization, or governmental research organization. H-1B visas are also available for beneficiaries filing for amendments, extensions, and certain employment transfers.