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Urgent- 6800 visas for Chile & Singapore for general use

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  • Urgent- 6800 visas for Chile & Singapore for general use

    Hi all,

    I read the following on the website of US Citizenship and Immigration services –

    “6,800 visas are set aside for the H-1B1 program under terms of the U.S.-Chile and U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreements and to the extent unused can first be made available for general use on October 1, 2006, the start of FY 2007”.

    - Would anybody know the details regarding the availability of these visas for general use?
    - Also the statement mentions Oct 1, 2006; and not Oct 1 2005. So I was wondering if this is a typo or would these visas be available starting next year only?

    Thanks a lot

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    I am also very curious to know about this thing. Even if the date mentioned is for Oct 1, 2006 for the Singapore-Chile numbers for FY06, then there must be some visa numbers remaining from FY 2005 (oct 1, 2004 - Sep 30, 2005) which can be made available from Oct 1st 2005.

    Am I thinking right? Can somebody shed light on this?