As of April 9, 2012, USCIS is still accepting cap-subject FY2013 H-1B petitions. The agency began accepting FY2013 H-1B petitions on April 2, 2012. As of April 9, 2012, USCIS had received approximately 17,400 FY2013 H-1B petitions subject to the 65,000 cap for regular petitions (for beneficiaries without a US advanced degree), and approximately 8,200 FY2013 H-1B petitions subject to the 20,000 cap exemption for individuals with US advanced degrees. more »
As of April 4, 2012, USCIS had received 22,323 FY2013 cap-subject H-1B petitions for employment start dates beginning October 1, 2012 (fiscal year 2013, or FY2013, begins October 1, 2012, and ends September 30, 2013). Approximately 25% of these FY2013 H-1B petitions are for H-1B beneficiaries with US advanced degrees. According to USCIS figures, the number of H-1B petitions received in the first few days of the FY2013 H-1B season is double the number of petitions received during the first week of April 2011, FY2012 (the current fiscal year 2012, which runs October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012). more »
FY2013 H-1B filing for cap-subject petitions with an employment start date of October 01, 2012, opens on April 01, 2012. Cap-subject employers should prepare for FY2013 filing as soon as possible on or after that date for employment beginning in the coming fiscal year, as we expect to reach the FY2013 H-1B cap much more quickly than in the last few years given the apparent upturn in the US economy and probable increased demand for foreign workers. more »
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 »