|USCIS released the latest H-1B visa information on December 8, 2009. As of December 4, 2009, USCIS reported that 61,100 cap-subject petitions had been filed.|
On November 27, 2009, USCIS reported that 58,900 cap-subject petitions had been filed.
From November 27 to December 4, 2,200 more applications have been filed. As mentioned in previous H-1B updates, spots for advanced degree holders have been satisfactorily met; all other advanced degree holders approved will be counted towards the general cap. Remember, those who receive a job offer from a governmental or non-profit organization will not count towards the general H-1B cap.
Because 6,800 out of the 65,000 regular spots are kept for citizens of Singapore and Chile, this only leaves 58,200 spots for other nationals. Bear in mind that USCIS takes into account the fact that some of these applications may be revoked, withdrawn by applicants, or denied. As such, USCIS will continue to accept both cap-subject petitions and advanced degree petitions until they specify otherwise.
H-1B availability will likely cease very soon. If you are interested in filing an H-1B petition, it is imperative that you act quickly. Please contact our experienced attorney staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free evaluation. We will ensure that your application is handled promptly.