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Latest FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count

Posted by Michael Pollak on May 11, 2010, 10:54:00 AM

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has updated the count of H-1B petitions received and counted towards the 65,000 cap as of May 6, 2010.

FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count

Cap Type

Cap Amount

Cap Eligible Petitions

Petition Target


Date of Last Count

H-1B Regular Cap

65,000

18,000

 

5/6/2010

H-1B Master's Exemption

20,000

7,600

 

5/6/2010

The USCIS uses the information provided in Part C of the H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption Supplement (Form I-129, pages 14 through 15) to determine whether a petition is subject to the 65,000 H-1B numerical limitation (the "cap").  Some petitions are exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption provided to the first 20,000 petitions filed for a beneficiary who has obtained a U.S. master's degree or higher. 

USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the statutory limits, taking into account the fact that some of these petitions may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn.

Keep posted to our blog for the latest updates on the FY 2011 H-1B cap count.

Tags: USCIS, Non Immigrant Visas, H-1B Visa, Specialty Occupation Visa, H1B, H-1B

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