USCIS Annual Reports to Congress on H-1B Petitions & Characteristics

The American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA) requires the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to report annually on the characteristics of H-1B petitioners. They have released two reports which are listed below.

The first report released by USCIS is “Report on H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report to Congress\October 1, 2011–September 30, 2012″. This report details H-1B filing fees for FY2012, including the number of petitions filed and the number of ACWIA and Fraud Prevention and Detection Fees paid.

The second report released by USCIS is “Characteristics of H1B Specialty Occupation Workers for Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report to Congress\October 1, 2011–September 30, 2012″. This report details the characteristics of H-1B filings for FY2012, with biographical information on the beneficiaries and statistics on the occupations and industries of approved petitions.

USCIS – Reports and Studies:
  1. Report on H-1B Petitions
  2. Characteristics of H1B Specialty Occupation Workers
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Source of Information:
  • USCIS.gov, 6/26/13, Reports and Studies
  • AILA Doc. No. 13071741 (posted 7/17/13)
  • AILA Doc. No. 13071742 (posted 7/17/13)

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