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Visa: H1B Cap (Fiscal Year 2012)

As of April 15th 2011, USCIS received 7,100 petitions for regular cap and 5,100 for master’s exception for the fiscal year of 2012. These figures represent a decrease as compared to last year. For the fiscal year of 2011 (last year), the cap was filled in January 2011. The USCIS will continue to accept FY2012 H-1B cap cases until the quota is met. This post will be periodically updated to reflect the up-to-date information on the cap.

FY 2012 H-1B Cap Count (UPDATED 08/25/2011!!!)

Cap Type  Cap Amount  Cap Eligible Petitions  Date of Last Count
H-1B Regular Cap 65,000 32,200 09/09/2011
H-1B Master’s Exemption 20,000 16,700 09/09/2011
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  1. April 21, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Useful information tx!Recession with lesser jobs on offer, increase in the H1B fee by $2000, request for evidence on H1B 2011 petitions, a crackdown of fraud H1B 2011 by USCIS etc were some of the reasons for the delay in the H1B 2011 cap reach date. Let’s see how it works in H1B 2012 season!

  2. April 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Some thoughts by Mr. Siliato, a founder of Meyner and Landis LLP’s Immigration Law Group, and Mr. Malyk ,an associate with Meyner and Landis LLP’s Immigration Law Group, have about 2012 H1B cap. (http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0421-silato.shtm)

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