H-1B Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Cap Count as of 06/25/2011

FY 2012 H-1B Cap Count

Cap Type 

 Cap Amount 

 Cap Eligible Petitions  

 Date of Last Count

H-1B Regular Cap 

65,000 

13,100

5/26/2011

H-1B Master’s Exemption 

20,000

9,000

5/26/2011

 

Cap Eligible Petitions

This is the number of petitions that USCIS has accepted for this particular type of cap.  It includes cases that have been approved or are still pending.  It does not include petitions that have been denied.

Cap Amounts

The current annual cap on the H-1B category is 65,000. Not all H-1B nonimmigrants are subject to this annual cap. Please note that up to 6,800 visas are set aside from the cap of 65,000 during each 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 are made available for H-1B use for the next fiscal year.

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