Thursday, November 3, 2011
Fewer than 15,800 H-1B Visas Remain Open Until the End of 2012 Fiscal Year
USCIS reports that, as of October 28, 2011, approximately 49,200 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 20,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees and, therefore, met the additional allotment for professionals with U.S. advanced degrees. Petitioners who wish to qualify their employees for H-1B status should file as soon as possible in order to qualify under this year’s cap.