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H1B Visa Cap Update on July 29 2010

By Bill at July 30, 2010 02:34
Filed Under: Immigration News

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services(USCIS) announced on July 29, 2010 that as of July 23, 2010, it has received approximately 26,000 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 cap (an increase of only 700 over the week), 11,300 H-1B visas filed subject to the U.S. Masters cap which has 20,000 limit (an increase of only 300 over the week).

FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count As of July 23, 2010

Cap Type

Cap Amount

Cap Eligible Petitions

Petition Target

Date of Last Count

H-1B Regular Cap





H-1B Master’s Exemption







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.

Petition Target: This is the number of petitions that USCIS projects it will need for the cap to be met.

Cap Amounts: The current annual cap on the H-1B category is 65,000. Not all H-1B nonimmigrants 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.

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