H-1B Cap Met for FY 2013

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Today, the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that as of June 11, 2012, the H-1B Cap had been met. Specifically, USCIS has received enough petitions to reach the statutory cap for Regular H-1B petitions for FY 2013. 

Further, the H-1B Master’s cap was met on June 7, 2012. On that date, USCIS received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions on behalf of persons exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption. 

Any H-1B petition received after June 11, 2012 will be rejected by USCIS. 

USCIS continues to accept petitions exempted from the cap, including DOD cooperative research worker H-1B petitions and Chile/Singapore H-1B1 petitions requesting an employment start date in FY 2013.

Published In: Immigration Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

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