Latest H-1B Cap Count by USCIS as Announced April 30, 2012

  • 01 May

infoYu, South & Associates just learned yesterday that according to the latest official count as of April 27, 2012, USCIS has received or approved 29,200 new cap subject H-1B filings out of the total of 65,000 regular H-1B annual cap for the fiscal year 2013.

Further, USCIS also accounted 12,300 cap subject filings against the total of 20,000 annual total cap for H-1B advanced degree (master’s or above) exemptions for the same fiscal year quota. Those numbers did not include any H-1B petitions that have been denied for the same period even if they might have been subject to the cap count when they were initially filed.

Those latest counts indicated fast and substantial increase in both categories since the last official count by USCIS only a week ago! The numbers also show faster increase as compared to the same period in the last year which could indicate the cap might be met sooner than last year, too!

Therefore, it is very important and critical to file your H-1B cap subject petition as soon as possible to ensure you still can get in. It is even more important that your cap eligible petition is filed properly so that it will not be rejected after filing for deficiency later on to miss the cap for the year!

If you have any questions about H-1B cap or wish to know if your petition or organization might be cap exempt, you can email your inquiries directly to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and our experienced immigration attorneys will respond to your questions personally and promptly, usually within 24 hours, if not sooner.

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