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FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count Update as of July 16, 2010

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Following are the H-1B cap numbers released by the USCIS as of July 16, 2010

FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count

Cap Type

Cap Amount

Cap Eligible Petitions

Petition Target

Date of Last Count

H-1B Regular Cap

65,000

25,300

   

7/16/2010

H-1B Master’s Exemption

20,000

11,000

   

7/16/2010

     
 

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.

Petition Target: This is the number of petitions that USCIS projects it will need for the cap to be met.

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 may be 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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July 20, 2010 at 10:11 am

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