All of you might be curious to know about the H1B cap count updates for the fiscal year 2013. The reality is that we do not have an official H1B cap count update from USCIS on their website. But, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), has informally announced on their membership network that they have received the below split of H1B petitions at California Service center.
Unofficial H1B Cap count update ( approximate)
Total number of H1B petitions received : 22,323
H1B petitions filed under regular quota : 16,700 ( approximate)
H1B petitions filed under Advanced degree (masters) quota : 5600 ( approximate)
USCIS have mentioned that 25% of the total petitions filed count towards masters degree quota. Also, interesting fact is USCIS says that the total filings doubled this year for FY 2013, as compared with last year’s FY 2012.
Just to give you all a perspective, looking at last year’s April 8th, H1B visa 2012 cap update, we had about 5,900 petitions filed under regular quota and 4,500 petitions filed under masters degree quota. It is very clear that there is a significant spike in H1B petitions filed under regular quota. Also, we can assume that there will not be any lottery for H1B visa 2013 filings, which is inline with our H1B visa 2013 predictions
Anyways, these are unofficial H1B cap count updates received by AILA, we will update the official cap count updates as soon as USCIS updates them to public.
Also, every week, we will keep you all posted with H1B cap count updates, analysis, and predictions as we did in the last couple of years. Check out our old tracker and analysis web pages for H1B visa 2012 and H1B visa 2011
Here is our current H1B Visa 2013 Cap count updates tracker
Do you have any other latest update on this year H1B filings ?
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