USCIS Updates FY2010 H-1B Cap CountPosted by Murali Bashyam on Apr 12, 2009 in H1B Visas, News | 0 comments
On April 9, 2009, the United States CitizenshipThe country in which a person is born (and has not renounced or lost citizenship) or naturalized and to which that person owes allegiance and by which he or she is entitled to be protected. and Immigration Service (USCIS) provided an updated H-1B cap count for petitions filed in the fiscal yearCurrently, the twelve-month period beginning October 1 and ending September 30. Historically, until 1831 and from 1843-49, the twelve-month period ending September 30 of the respective year; from 1832-42 and 1850-67, ending December 31 of the respective year; from 1868-1976, ending June 30 of the respective year. The transition quarter (TQ) for 1976 covers the three-month period, July-September 1976. 2010 program. USCIS said that it has received approximately 42,000 H-1B petitions counting toward the Congressionally-mandated 65,000 cap. Additionally, it has received approximately 20,000 petitions for aliens with advanced degrees; however, USCIS will continue to accept advanced degree petitions since not all petitions received are approvable. As stated in our last article on the H-1B program, USCIS continues to accept H-1B petitions for the regular cap as well. We will provide more information at www.bashyamspiro.com as it becomes available.