Oct 20 2010
USCIS Provides Updated Numbers for the Amount of H-1B Petitions Received for Fiscal Year 2011
Yesterday, USCIS provided updated numbers for the amounts of cap-subject H-1B petitions it has received. As of October 15, 2010, approximately 42,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions have been received and receipted. USCIS has also received and provided receipts for 15,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with master’s degrees or higher.
The H-1B standard annual cap is 65,000; the H-1B master’s exemption cap is 20,000. This year’s filing period opened on April 1, 2010. Petitions that are subject to the FY 2011 cap must request an employment start date of October 1, 2010 or after. Any petitions that request start dates prior to October 1, 2010 will be rejected by USCIS.