2011 H-1B Cap Count
|Cap Type||Cap Amount||Cap Eligible Petitions||Petition Target||
Date of Last Count
|H-1B Regular Cap||65,000||42,800||10/15/2010|
|H-1B Master’s Exemption||20,000||15,700||10/15/2010|
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.
- FAQ’s – H1B Visa 2011
This is the number of petitions that USCIS projects it will need for the cap to be met.
The current annual cap on the H-1B category is 65,000. Not all H-1B non-immigrants 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.