H-1B Cap Count as of 6/20/2006


 

Cap

Beneficiaries Approved

Beneficiaries Pending

Beneficiary Target 1

Total

Date of Last Count

H-1B

58,200 2

——

——

——

Cap Reached

5/26/2006

H-1B Advanced Degree Exemption

20,000

3,311

6,950

21,000

10,261

6/20/20063

H-1B (FY 06)

58,200

——

——

——

Cap Reached

8/10/2005

H-1B Advanced Degree Exemption (FY 06)

20,000

——

——

——

Cap Reached

1/17/2006

1
Refers to the estimated numbers of beneficiary applications needed to
reach the cap, with an allowance for denials and revocations. Each
target is subject to revision later in the cap cycle as more petitions
are processed.
2 6,800
visas are set aside during the fiscal year for the H-1B1 program under
the terms of the legislation implementing the U.S.-Chile and
U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreements. Unused numbers in this pool can
be made available for H-1B use with start dates beginning on October 1,
2006, the start of FY 2007. USCIS has added the projected number of
unused H-1B1 Chile/Singapore visas to the FY 2007 H-1B cap as announced
in the
H-1B Press Release, dated June 1, 2006.
3
The numbers on the chart for H-1B Advanced Degree Exemption include
only receipted petitions. As of 6/20/06, USCIS has identified 500 I-129
H-1B petitions seeking the Advanced Degree exemption and another 1,800
I-129 petitions yet to be sorted.

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