H-1B Cap Has Been Reached for FY 2013

June 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Today USCIS announced that as of yesterday, June 11, 2012, it received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY 2013. In the same announcement, USCIS also indicated that on June 7, 2012, it has 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. For more information visit the USCIS website here.

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