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April 2013


April 9, 2013 | Posted by Business Immigration Group | Permalink

H-1B Cap Reached

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 5, 2013 that it had already received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory caps for both the 65,000 regular cap and for the 20,000 cap for U.S. advanced degree holders for fiscal year (FY) 2014 (October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014).  April 5, 2013 was the final receipt date for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting an employment start date in FY 2014.  In total, USCIS received approximately 124,000 H-1B petitions during the April 1 through April 5 filing period. 

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