H-1B Cap Update: 56,900 as of 11/20/09 - Up Another 1,300 from last count on 11/13/09

H-1B Cap Update: 56,900 as of 11/20/09 - Up Another 1,300 from last count on 11/13/09
November 24, 2009

November 24, 2009

As of November 20, 2009, approximately 56,900 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed. With the 20,000 H-1Bs for aliens with advanced US degrees already exhausted and 6,800 H-1Bs set aside for Chileans and Singaporeans, there appears to be only approximately 1,300 to 2,600 H-1Bs available for the current fiscal year which began on October 1, 2009 (approximately 1,300 H1Bs set side for Singaporeans & Chileans from last year's quota will be added to this year's cap).

Because the cap may be reached in as little as one week, new H-1B petitions subject to the cap should be filed by December 1, 2009.