July 5, H1B visa 2012 Cap count update- 1,600 petitions filed

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 3 Comments

Just now, USCIS updated H1B cap count numbers, considering all the petitions received until July 1st, 2011.

Here are the numbers since last update by USCIS:

  • New 1,000 cap eligible petitions were filed for Regular quota
  • New 600 cap eligible petitions were filed for MS/Advanced degree quota.

July 1st,  H1B cap count updates by USCIS :


Regular H1B Cap H1B filings18,400 of total 65,000
Advanced degree cap filing count11,900 of total 20,000
Total H1B visa petitions received30,300 of total 85,000

History of the Cap count Updates are tracked on our H1B Visa 2012 Cap Count Tracking page as well.

No Change in H1B Filings Volume. US Economy Ok ?

For those of you in US, hope you had a nice July 4th weekend, watching lot of fireworks ! Anyways, there are absolutely no changes in the overall volume of the H1B visa petition filings. The regular quota filings were down slightly by about 100 from 1,100 last week to 1000 this week..where as, the Advanced degree cap petitions filed inched up slightly by 100 from 500 last week to 600 this week. If the current trend continues, we may have the advanced degree cap quota exhausted by last week of September, whereas the regular H1B quota cap would last beyond February 2012. Check out the graphs, with prediction below. Also, my guess for next week…the H1B petitions filing volume may slightly go down because of the long weekend break…
Looking at US economy, some positive news from the manufacturing sector as the activity in June was accelerated…US retailers are expected to report positive news as well as they expect to report good sales gains in June …We will have to wait and see the unemployment numbers report for June to understand the economy outlook…In general, economists predict more activity in the second half of the year because first half was partially impacted by Japan’s natural calamity earlier this year….Lets hope there is more activity in second half and there is more demand for H1B visa workers in US….
What are your thoughts on US economy ?

Regular H1B cap Count 2012  Graph

July 5 H1B visa 2012 cap count update regular quota

Advanced Degree H1B cap count 2012 Graph

July 5 H1B visa 2012 Advanced degree cap count  update



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Comments ( 3 )

  1. Anu

    I am on L2 Visa and have been working in US for the past 4 years.My Hus status will change from L1 to H1 starting Oct 2011. I have Masters in Biochemistry from India and currently I am working in a pharma company with more than 200 employees as a contractor. To apply for a sponsorship I need to be a permanent employee. But the company that I am working has some budget issues to hire me as a permanent employee. So I am looking for life science consultants who can file H1B for me this year as there are still 3 more months time for me.

    Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.


    1. Vijay Kantharia

      Hi anu, I am on H1b and looking for the life science consultants for transferring my H1b, did you find the life science consultant for filling your H1b, any help will be greatly appreciated.

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