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FY 2012 H-1B Cap Reached!
November 24, 2011
USCIS has announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2012. It has also notified that November 22, 2011, was the final receipt date for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting an employment start date in FY 2012. USCIS will reject cap-subject petitions for new H-1B specialty occupation workers seeking an employment start date in FY 2012 that arrive after November 22, 2011. USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap, DOD petitions and Chile/Singapore H-1B1 petitions requesting an employment start date in FY 2012. Employers (except cap-exempt organizations) desirous of filing new H-1B petitions will now have to wait until April 1, 2012 to be able to file again for a start date no sooner than October 1, 2012.
H1B Cap Count Reaches 61,800 Ė Only around 3,000 Now Left for FY 2012
November 23, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of November 18, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 61,800 H1B cap-subject petitions, with 20,000 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees already having been received. Contact VisaPro immediately to assist you with the H1B visa filing, and make sure that you donít miss your filing before the cap is exhausted.
H2B Cap Count Update
November 23, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the first half of fiscal year 2012 employment. As of November 18, 2011, USCIS has received filings on behalf of approximately 8,536, and approved approximately, 7,751 H2B beneficiaries against the cap amount of 33,000.
H2B Cap Count Update
November 16, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the first half of fiscal year 2012 employment. As of November 14, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 8,520, and approved approximately, 7,641 H2B cap-subject petitions against the cap amount of 33,000.
H1B Cap Count Reaches to 56,300
November 16, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of November 14, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 56,300 H1B cap-subject petitions, with 20,000 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees already having been received.
H1B Cap Count Reaches to 50,800
November 07, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of November 2, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 50,800 H1B cap-subject petitions and 20,000 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.
H2B Cap Count Update
November 07, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the first half of fiscal year 2012 employment. As of November 2, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 8,188, and approved approximately, 7,280 H2B cap-subject petitions against the cap amount of 33,00
USCIS to issue Revised Form I-693 on November 1
November 01, 2011
USCIS has announced that on November 1, 2011, it will introduce a new, more user-friendly version of Form I- 693 [Report of a Medical Examination and Vaccination Record], the form used to report results of medical examinations for those seeking certain immigration benefits. Civil surgeons completing medical examinations between November 1 and December 31, 2011, should use the new form dated 10/11/11. USCIS will continue to accept the previous version dated 7/20/10, for examinations completed between November 1 and December 31, 2011. Beginning January 1, 2012, civil surgeons must use the new version of the form and i a medical examination completed on or after January 1, 2012, is reported using an outdated form, USCIS will reject the form.
H1B Cap Count Reaches to 49,200
November 01, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H1B visa petitions received and counted towards the H1B cap for the fiscal year 2012 employment. As of October 28, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 49,200 H1B cap-subject petitions and 20,000 petitions for foreign nationals with advanced degrees.
H2B Cap Count Update
November 01, 2011
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the first half of fiscal year 2012 employment. As of October 21, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 7,954, and approved approximately, 6,878 H2B cap-subject petitions against the cap amount of 33,00

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