USCIS Updates FY2012 H-1B Cap Count


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that as of April 7, 2011, it has received 5,900 filings allocated to the fiscal year 2012 "Regular" H-1B cap and another 4,500 filings applied to the "Master's" cap that is reserved for visa beneficiaries who have earned a master's degree or higher from an accredited educational institution in the U.S.

Goel & Anderson will monitor the number of petitions received for both the 65,000 general cap and the 20,000 U.S. master's degree or higher educational exemption and provide regular updates on H-1B usage as they become available.