USCIS Releases the H-1B Cap Count


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As of June 17, 2011 only 16,300 of the 65,000 available H-1B numbers has been used. This means that new H-1B filings should be available for at least several more months. As for cases filed under the Master’s Cap, slightly over half have been used to date.

FY 2012 H-1B Cap Count
Cap Type Cap Amount Cap Eligible Petitions Date of Last Count
H-1B Regular Cap 65,000 Available 16,300 Filed as 6/17/2011
H-1B Master’s Exemption Cap 20,000 Available 10,800 Filed as of 6/17/2011

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