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) provided a ‘cap count’ for 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. 2013 H-1B. These are new H1B applications filed on or after April 1, 2012 for a start date of October 1, 2012.
The H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000.
As of April 27, 2012, the Service had received:
- Regular H-1B Cap: 29,200
- U.S. Masters H-1B Cap: 12,300
The regular H-1B cap numbers are moving at approximately 5,000 per week. If that rate holds, then it’s likely that the cap will be reached around the end of May.
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