USCIS has recently updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted
towards the H-1B cap for the fiscal year 2011 employment.
As of October 29, 2010, USCIS has received 45,600 H-1B cap subject petitions against the cap limit of 65,000 and 16,700 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption against 25,000.
It is expected that the H1B cap would be reached in 10-15 weeks from now, or sometime in early 2011.
FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count
||Cap Eligible Petitions
||Date of Last Count
USCIS has informed that it will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions
and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H1B visa petitions
have been received to reach the statutory limits.
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