Immigration Blog

Learn more about immigration law through these articles

FY 2010 H-1B Cap Count Update

Dec 17, 2009 | H-1B

As of December 15, 2009, approximately 64,200 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed. USCIS has approved sufficient H-1B petitions for noncitizens with advanced degrees to meet the exemption of 20,000 from the fiscal year 2010 cap.  Any H-1B petitions filed on behalf of an noncitizen with an advanced degree will now count toward the general H-1B cap of 65,000.  USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until a sufficient number of H-1B petitions have been received to reach the statutory limits, taking into account the fact that some of these petitions may be denied, revoked, or withdrawn.

Click here to learn more about H-1B visas and annual caps.

Ruchi Thaker