H-1B Cap Count
2014 Cap Updates

USCIS predicts that the 2014 H1-Bs will reach the statutory limits during the week of April 1st, 2013 and April 5th, 2013. 2013 Cap Updates

On June 12, USCIS announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2013. June 11, 2012, was the final receipt date for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting an employment start date in FY 2013.

As any AILA member who files H-1Bs can tell you, the pace of filing cap-subject petitions increases as USCIS closes in on reaching the cap. The week of May 7, it was receiving an average of 840 per day . The next week it was 1060, the next week 1280, and the week of May 28 it was 1800 per day.

As of June 1, USCIS reported that 55,600 non-advanced degree cap-subject filings had been received. So, if the most recent week's "burn rate" continued, USCIS would reach 65,000 by early next week.

However, it is not that simple. Each year, USCIS accepts more than the 65,000 before it starts rejecting petitions, since it must account for a certain percentage of withdrawals and denials. However, the agency has stopped publishing what that number (previously known as the target number) is, so the actual number it will receive before the gate comes down is unknown.

USCIS updated its count of FY2013 cap-subject H-1B petitions & advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 5/18/12, nearly 42,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 16,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2013 cap-subject H-1B petitions & advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 5/11/12, nearly 36,700 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 14,800 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2013 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions. As of May 4, 2012, approximately 32,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 13,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2013 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions. As of April 27, 2012, approximately 29,200 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 12,300 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2013 cap-subject H-1B petitions & advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 4/20/12, nearly 25,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 10,900 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2013 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions. As of April 13, 2012, 20,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 9,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS announced that it continues to accept H-1B nonimmigrant petitions subject to the FY2013 cap. As of April 9, 2012, USCIS has received nearly 17,400 H-1B cap-subject petitions. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 8,200 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

AILA Liaison learned at a CSC/VSC stakeholder engagement on 4/5/2012 that USCIS has received 22,323 cap-subject H-1B petitions as of 4/4/2012. Approximately 25% of the cases are for U.S. advanced degrees. According to USCIS, the number of filings received in the first few days of the H-1B season is almost double the number of filings received by USCIS during the same time last year.


2012 Cap Updates

USCIS SCOPS update on the FY 2012 H-1B cap, confirming that there will be no lottery for petitions accepted for filing on the final receipt date, November 22, 2011.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Wednesday that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year 2012 since the filing window opened on April 1st this year.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 11/14/11, approximately 56,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 20,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 11/2/11, approximately 50,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 20,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 10/28/11, approximately 49,200 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 20,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 10/21/11, approximately 46,200 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 20,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 10/14/11, approximately 43,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 19,600 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 10/7/11, approximately 41,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 19,100 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 9/9/11, approximately 32,200 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 16,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 8/26/11, approximately 29,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 15,800 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 8/12/11, approximately 25,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 14,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of July 29, 2011, approximately 22,700 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted toward the FY2012 cap. USCIS has receipted 13,800 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of July 22, 2011, approximately 21,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 13,300 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 7/15/11, approximately 20,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 12,800 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

On July 11, 2011, USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions. Approximately 19,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions and 12,200 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees were receipted as of July 1, 2011.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 7/1/11, approximately 18,400 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 11,900 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 6/17/11, approximately 16,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 10,800 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 6/13/11, approximately 15,200 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 10,200 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions. As of May 20, 2011, approximately 12,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 8,500 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions. As of May 5, 2011, approximately 10,200 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 7,300 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions. As of April 29, 2011, approximately 9,200 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 6,600 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions. As of April 15, 2011, approximately 7,100 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 5,100 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2012 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions. As of April 7, 2011, approximately 5,900 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 4,500 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.


2011 Cap Updates

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 1/21/11, approximately 62,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 20,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 01/14/11, approximately 60,700 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 20,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 01/07/11, approximately 58,700 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 20,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 12/31/10, approximately 57,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 20,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 12/17/10, approximately 53,900 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 19,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 12/10/10, approximately 52,400 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 19,100 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 12/03/10, approximately 51,200 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 18,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 11/26/10, approximately 50,400 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 18,400 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 11/19/10, approximately 48,977 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 17,836 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 11/12/10, approximately 47,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 17,400 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 11/5/10, approximately 46,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 17,200 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 10/29/10, approximately 45,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 16,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 10/22/10, approximately 44,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 16,200 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 10/15/10, approximately 42,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 15,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 10/8/10, approximately 41,900 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 15,400 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 10/1/10, approximately 40,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 14,900 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 9/24/10, approximately 39,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 14,400 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 9/17/10, approximately 38,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 14,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 9/10/10, approximately 37,400 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 13,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions. As of 9/3/10, approximately 36,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 13,400 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY 2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 8/27/10, approximately 34,900 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 13,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 8/20/10, approximately 33,900 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 12,600 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of receipted FY 2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions. As of 8/13/10, approximately 29,700 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 12,300 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of August 6, 2010, approximately 28,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 11,900 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY 2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 7/30/10, approximately 27,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 11,600 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY 2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 7/23/10, approximately 26,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 11,300 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY 2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 7/16/10, approximately 25,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 11,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY 2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 7/9/10, approximately 24,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 10,600 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

USCIS updated its count of FY 2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 07/02/10, approximately 24,200 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 10,400 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

As of June 11, 2010, approximately 22,200 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 9,400 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

As of May 14, 2010, approximately 19,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 8,100 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.

As of April 27 2010, approximately 16,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions were filed. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 6,900 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.