FY 2010 H1B Visa Cap: December 2009 Update

As of December 12, 2009, USCIS has received 62,900 H-1B Visa petitions and are only 2,100 away from hitting the 65,000 H1B Visa cap for FY2010.  USCIS representatives have confirmed the uptick in applications and have indicated that the cap will be met very soon.  USCIS also confirmed that there is weak demand for visas under the Chile (1,400) and Singapore (5,400) set asides.  If USCIS feels these allocations will go unused, they may return these visas to the general H1B Visa pool.  Regardless, it is unlikely the FY 2010 H1B Visa Cap will last beyond the end of 2009.

Posted on December 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink
In: H-1B Visa, H-1B Visa Cap

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  1. Written by Ram
    on March 5, 2010 at 10:47 am

    What is the current status of the visa cap for FY 2010: Dec 2009? Please update..

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