Tuesday, April 17, 2012

FY 2013 -- H1b Quota Update


USCIS started updating accepting applications for H1b visa from Monday, April 2, 2012. This is for Fiscal Year 2013, that starts on October 1, 2012.

USCIS recently provided update on the number of applications it has received. As of April 13, 2012 -- USCIS has received 20,600 applications towards the general H1b quota of 68,000 and 9,700 towards the advanced cap, masters quota, of 20,000.

For the same time last year, USCIS had received 27,300 towards general quota and 11,600 towards the masters quota.

Below is the timeline for the previous years, when the H1b quota was over:

FY 2012:  Cap reached on Nov 22, 2011

FY 2011: Cap reached on Jan 26, 2011

FY 2010: Cap reached on Dec 21, 2009

FY 2009: Cap reached first week, lottery on April 8, 2008.

FY 2008: Cap reached first day, lottery on April 4, 2007. Advanced degree cap reached on April 30, 2007

FY 2007: Cap reached on May 26, 2006. Advance Degree cap reached on July 26, 2006

More details and latest updates: http://www.uscis.gov/h-1b_count

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