This is an update on a blog I did a little over a week ago. As of April 13, 2012 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services received 20,600 petitions that count against the H-1B regular cap of 65,000 and there were also 9,700 petitions received that count against the H-1B Master’s Degree cap of 20,000.

What Does the H-1B Visa Count Mean?

The H-1B visa count helps guide you as to the urgency of filing a petition for an H-1B visa. While in years past filing on the first eligible date, April 1, did not guarantee you made the cap, the past few years have been much less competitive.

The H-1B fiscal year (2013) cap season is picking up moment in comparison to last year, but the good news is that there is still time to file an H-1B petition.

Contact a skilled immigration lawyer to assist you with filing this type of case.