H-1B Cap Count at 61,100 as of Dec. 4Posted by Murali Bashyam on Dec 8, 2009 in H1B Visas, News | 0 comments
As of December 4, 2009, approximately 61,100 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed. The federally mandated cap for 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 is 65,000. When taking into account that 6,800 H-1B numbers are reserved for nationals of Chile and Singapore, that means that the USCIS has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to exhaust the H-1B cap for FY 2010. However, USCIS continues to accept H-1B petitions at this time. If you have an H-1B case to file, you should file it as soon as possible. We will provide additional information at www.bashyamspiro.com as it becomes available.