H1B Visa Cap status 2013 as of June 11, 2012 is Full.
USCIS announced earlier today (June 11, 2012)
On June 11, 2012, USCIS received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY 2013. On June 7, 2012, USCIS also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions on behalf of persons exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption. USCIS will reject petitions subject to the cap for H-1B specialty occupation workers seeking an employment start date in FY 2013 that are received after June 11, 2012.
USCIS continues to accept petitions exempted from the cap and DOD cooperative research worker H-1B petitions and Chile/Singapore H-1B1 petitions requesting an employment start date in FY 2013.
H1B Visa Cap Status 2013
As you can see H1B Cap for General Quota and Advanced Degree Masters cap have been exhausted.
USCIS would continue to process certain types of H1B Visa applications
- Cap Exempt H1B petitions
- DOD cooperative research worker H-1B petitions
- Chile/Singapore H-1B1 petitions
Next Steps After H1B Status is Full
Tech companies have been lobbying US congress to increase the H1B Visa Cap count for so many years.
It’s tough to predict what will happen next with respect to H1B Cap count.
Tech companies have been lobbying US lawmakers to reform H1B and increase quota numbers.
If your status in USA depends on this H1b Cap count and if you missed the cap, you are going to find other ways to stay in legal status.
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