The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has updated the count of H-1B petitions received and counted towards the 65,000 cap.
As of November 13, 2009, 55,600 H-1B cap subject nonimmigrant visa petitions have been filed with the USCIS. The Service has advised that they will continue to accept petitions until the cap is reached.
Additionally, the Service has reported that they received 20,000 advanced degree H-1B petitions. Although the limit on advanced degree petitions is 20,000, past experience has tended to show that not all petitions received are approvable.
Accordingly, qualifying applicants are still able to petition for an H-1B nonimmigrant visa under the general cap.
If you or your company need assistance in filing for an H-1B nonimmigrant visa, contact our office today at 1-800-447-0796.