CIS ANNOUNCES THE H-1B CAP HAS BEEN REACHED; H-1B Extension Petitions Are Not Impacted; H-1B1 Numbers Remain Available for Chileans and Singaporeans

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On June 12, 2012, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) announced that the CIS had received enough H-1B petitions to exhaust the H-1B quota (including the 20,000 for U.S. advance degree holders) for Fiscal Year 2013 (October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013). No new cap-subject H-1B petitions may be filed until next year beginning on April 1, 2013, with a requested H-1B employment start date of October 1, 2013.

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