Wednesday, May 30, 2012

H-1B CAP COUNT: 48,400

The H-1B cap count is now at 48,400 H-1B cap-subject petitions have been received as of May, 25, which is the most recent USCIS update. MU currently is projecting that the H-1B cap of 65,000 will be reached around June 13.

MU clients are encouraged to initiate their H-1B Petitions immediately in order to insure that their H-1B cap-subject petitions are received at the USCIS before the deadline.

Employees that need a "cap-subject" H-1B include:

* International students working on an EAD card under an OPT or CPT program after having attended a U.S. school

* International employees working on a TN may need an H-1B filed for them in order for them to pursue a permanent residency (green card) case

* Prospective international employees in another visa status e.g. H-4, L-2, J-1, F-1

* H-1B workers with a cap exempt organization

* Prospective international employees currently living abroad


H-1B Cap Count
Cap TypeAvailable ReceivedUpdated MU Projection
Regular65,00048,4005/25/20126/13/2012
US Masters20,00017,5005/25/20126/6/2012

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