Tuesday, October 19, 2010

FY2011 H-1B Cap Count

As of 10/15/2010, approximately 42,800 H-1B petitions were receipted by USCIS.  CIS also receipted 15,700 petitions from foreign nationals with advanced degrees.  Accordingly, with only 2.5 months remaining in the year, approximately 1/3 of the visa numbers remain available.  No one knows what will happen if the year closes with visa numbers still available.  The government will have to decide whether to apply a "use it or lose it" strategy (meaning the visas will be gone), or roll the unused visas into the next fiscal year.

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