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H2B Cap Count Update
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USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of March 30, 2012, USCIS has approved filings on behalf of approximately 36,609 H2B beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2012, and 17,072 H2B beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2012.

FY 2012 H2B Cap Count

Cap Type

Cap Amount

Benefi-
ciaries Approved

Benefi-
ciaries Pending

Target Benefi-
ciaries

Total

Date of
Last Count

H2B First Half

33,000

36,609

2,496

45,000

39,105

003/30/2012

H2B Second half

33,000

17,072

1,329

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18,401

03/30/2012

Note: Target Beneficiaries refers to the estimated number of beneficiaries needed to be included on petitions filed with USCIS to reach the H-2B cap, with an allowance for withdrawals, denials and revocations.  This number will always be higher than the actual cap.

Contact VisaPro immediately to assist you with the H2B visa filing using the fast, easy and economical online visa processing.



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