The U.S. 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) updated its 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. 2012 H-1B cap count as of November 2, 2011. Here are the most recent cap numbers: 1) Regular H-1B Cap: 50,800 and 2) U.S. Masters H-1B Cap: 20,000. The regular H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000.
Approximately 5,600 regular H-1B cap cases were filed between October 21 and November 2. At this rate, we expect the H-1B cap to be exhausted by the end of November or early December.
We will monitor these numbers in the coming months and provide routine updates for our readers. Stay tuned to www.bashyamspiro.com for updates.