How to Qualify as an H-1B Cap Exempt nonprofit organization that is primarily engaged on basic research and/or applied research

USCIS requires evidence that you are a nonprofit organization that is primarily engaged on basic research and/or applied research.

A nonprofit research organization or governmental research organization.

A nonprofit research organization is an organization that is primarily engaged in basic research and/or applied research.

A governmental research organization is a United States Government entity whose primary mission is the performance or promotion of basic research and/or applied research.

Basic Research:

Basic research is general research to gain more comprehensive knowledge or understanding of the subject under study, without specific applications in mind.

Basic research is also research that advances scientific knowledge, but does not have specific immediate commercial objectives although it may be in fields of present or potential commercial interest.

It may include research and investigation in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities.

Applied Research:

Applied research is research to gain knowledge or understanding to determine the means by which a specific, recognized need may be met.

Applied research includes investigations oriented to discovering new scientific knowledge that has specific commercial objectives with respect to products, processes, or services.

It may include research and investigation in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities.

Required Documentation:

Documentation that establishes your organization as a qualified not for profit research organization:

Certificate of Incorporation: The purpose for which the corporation is formed… This should state Basic Research in a specific field or Applied Research in a specific field.

Organization Literature: This should clearly state that the primary mission of the organization is Basic Research in a specific field or Applied Research in a specific field.

Copies of all Research conducted by the petitioning organization in the past 12 months. The reader should be able to ascertain that the research is Basic Research in a specific field or Applied Research in a specific field.