H1B Visa Cap Update May 30, 2012

Still time to apply for H1B Visas, but numbers are running fast. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, as of May 18, 2012, it has received approximately 48,400 H-1B petitions counting towards the congressionally-mandated 65,000 limit.

USCIS also confirmed that it has received approximately 17,500 H-1B petitions for employees with advanced degrees from U.S. colleges and universities. The annual limit on H-1B petitions in the advanced degree category is 20,000. Accordingly, USCIS is still accepting H-1B petitions under both the general cap and the advanced degree cap.