According to United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Center Operations (SCOPS), USCIS will not have a lottery for FY-2012 H-1B petitions received November 22, 2011, to determine if they will be included in the FY-2012 H-1B cap.
The FY-2012 H-1B Cap has been reached. As of November 22, 2011, USCIS had received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the annual cap of 65,000 for fiscal year 2012 (FY2012). The final receipt date for new cap-subject FY-2012 H-1B petitions requesting an employment start date between October 01, 2011, and September 30, 2012, is November 22, 2011. more »
The FY-2012 H-1B cap is approaching fast with about 8,000 FY-2012 H-1B cap subject visas remaining for the current fiscal year (FY-2012) as of November 18, 2011. As of November 18, 2011, USCIS had received approximately 61,800 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 annual FY-2012 H-1B cap and approximately 20,000 petitions toward the 20,000 FY-2012 H-1B cap exemption for individuals with advanced degrees. more »
As of November 02, 2011, USCIS had received approximately 50,800 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 FY-2012 H-1B cap, and approximately 20,000 petitions toward the 20,000 FY-2012 H-1B cap exemption for individuals with a masters degree or higher from a US higher educational institution. The FY-2012 H-1B cap is filling up fast, so employers who wish to hire H-1B workers with a start date prior to October 01, 2012, should file their H-1B petitions as soon as possible.
The FY2011 H-1B cap has been reached. As of January 26, 2011, USCIS had received a sufficient number of FY2011 H-1B cap subject petitions to reach the statutory FY2011 H-1B cap (FY2011, petitions with an employment start date of October 01, 2010). The final receipt date for FY2011 H-1B cap petitions is January 26, 2011. more »
USCIS will begin accepting FY-2011 H-1B visa petitions subject to the FY-2011 H-1B cap on April 01, 2010 (the government fiscal year 2011 begins October 01, 2010 and ends September 30, 2011). more »
The FY-2010 H-1B cap (for new H-1B visa employment beginning October 01, 2009 – September 30, 2010) has been reached as of December 21, 2009, and that is the final receipt date for FY-2010 cap-subject H-1B visa petitions. more »