June 14th H1B visa FY 2011 Cap count Update – 2100 petitions filed. Graph

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 77 Comments

USCIS did not release any update last week. This update is released after two week and the H1B cap count as of June 11th, 2010.  Here is an update since previous cap numbers :

  • New 1400 Cap eligible H1B visa petitions were filed for Regular Quota in the last two weeks
  • New 700 cap eligible H1B petitions for Advanced degree cap in the last two weeks.

Updated : Check  H1B FY 2011 cap count update page for  updates, Analysis and Prediction

June 11th , 2010 USCIS official Total H1B cap count update :

Regular H1B Cap H1B filings 22,200    of total 65,000
Advanced degree cap filing count 9,400    of total 20,000
Total H1B visa petitions received 31,800 of total 85,000

H1B cap count  update Analysis and Prediction of petition filings for FY2011

The H1B petitions filings were lower than the regular rate of filing. We only had 1,400 new visa petitions filed under regular quota in two weeks since May 28, 2010. If we look at the previous June 2nd H1B cap count update of USCIS, we had 1200 petitions filed in the Week of May 28th.  On an average we only 700 filed in a week which is much less than the average filings of 1100 per week this year. Also, we only had only 700 advanced degree quota filing in two weeks, which is around 350 per week and it is also less than average filings per week for this year which is around 500.

Despite the May graduations, we are not seeing a spike in the advanced degree quota filings, it could be for the simple reason that students are either not finding sponsors or they are just planning on getting their H1B visa sponsored and plan on using their 29 month OPT period and then apply for H1B next year when the economy improves.   As far as regular quota goes, there has not been anything significant to note in the last couple of weeks except the buzz about Sanders Employ America Act of 2009 -10.  Also, the news seems very optimistic as per the macroeconomic perspective, the industrial production increased by 0.8% and the job outlook looks good. Lets see what the numbers look like next week.  It is a good opportunity for H4 and L1 visa holders who plan to look for a full time job and do a status change in US.

Can you think of any specific reason for decrease in H1B petition filings?

Regular H1B 2011 cap count Trend Graph

H1B visa Cap count update FY 2011 June 14th USCIS update Graph and Prediction

Advanced Degree H1B Cap Prediction Graphs

Advanced Degree H1B Cap Count and Predictions June 14th 2010

Reference : Official USCIS H1-B Cap count update

   

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Comments ( 77 )

  1. Abinav

    Hi

    I have found a sponser for my H1-B . My OPT expires On Jan 31st 2012 and I do have an option to renew my OPT for another 17 months. My Q is If i apply for my H1-B and if it gets denied can I go on and renew my OPT ?

  2. Naveen

    If there is No last date for filing H1 as long as the quota is still there.
    SO i can file h1b even in the month of Jan(2011), feb(2011), march(2011) for the fiscal year 2011.

    i.e before april1(2011) which is for fiscal year 2012

  3. Anand

    hi Kumar,

    Recently there was a new law which has passed for H1B Visa fees hike i.e 2000 usd
    will it be applicable to Companies filing now or applicable from the april 2011

    If applicable this year all the companies have 2 pay or certain companies ??
    Pls revert back

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Anand, I do not think it will impact the ones already filed this year. It will impact the new ones that are filed after USCIS updates us on this….we would have to wait and see what happens and How USCIS deals with this.

  4. Naveen

    Please guys let me know. Is there any perticular time (last date) to apply for h1b.
    As I can see there is still a quota left for h1b and I am planning to apply in the month of Dec 2010

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      If the company that filed your visa has all the paperwork right, you will get visa stamped most of the times.

  5. lvpkumar

    Hi Kumar,

    Thanks for all the valuable info you provide. Am planning to apply new H1B for this year. I got some 2 employers to file on behalf of me. But they are asking me to pay 2000$ for the processing charges. In this case how can i believe in them whether they filed my H1 or not? If not how can i select the employer on which basis i can opt them Please let me know as the current technologhy am working on is Hot in US market right now….

    Thanks a lot in advance
    lvpkumar

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      In fact, legally you are not supposed to pay anything…but people do…Anyways, you should know the company well. You would have to do your research talking to friends and getting some good contacts. To see if your technology is doing good here, check this http://redbus2us.com/how-to-apply-for-h1b-visa-petition-for-2011-quota-step-by-step-process/

  6. azd

    Hi,

    I got receipt number fr h1 filed by my employer for 2011.its mentioned that june 14 th is when uscis has received my applicaiton..my question is I am planning fr general tier 1 uk visa as well with in june 19th this year and my concern is will it be a problem for my h1 processing thats pending (till stamping ) as I have to send all my original documents and passport to uk visa consulate and may take a month or more to get them back….Please suggest

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      I think both are independent. USCIS does not ask for original documents like passport or other stuff. So, I think it is fine to send your originals to UK visa consulate. I do not think USCIS works with other consulates or anything like that…

      1. azd

        yes but after h1 petition is approved and assuming a date is fixed from usics for interview and stamping formalities I must have passport at that time ..so if i send my original docs for uk processing at this time and didnt receive them back here will be a dead lock….any suggestions

        1. administrator
          Kumar

          It is you who will book the date and NOT USCIS, there will not be any deadlock. You just have to plan to do it before or after.

          1. azd

            thanks kumar,I just saw surname problem on net..I do dont have sur name in my passport and so are all certificates,but its observed there will be a prob after entering us without sur name…If i plan to add surname to papassport how much time it may take to get new passport and also as I got h1 recipt now as name:****,no given name as in my passport,will it be possible to change name at the time i go for stamping(in case my name changes and issued a new passport)..i knw its complicated..any support suggestions are appreciated

  7. Rashmi

    Hi,
    I have got a sponser who said that they have filed H1 for me and waiting for receipt. There is another Company who is ready to give me an offer. Can I go ahead with filing H1 from them also? The compensation that the new one said is higher than previous one? Will it create any problem?
    Thansk in advance for your valuable comments.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Yeah, multiple companies can file H1B petition on your behalf. When you start working, you can only work for one company, then you would have to make a choice.

      1. Rashmi

        Thanks Kumar for your valuable inputs. One more question which will make things clear. If filing is done from 2 differnt Companies does it have any issues on Visa Interview like why filed from multiple Companies etc..

        1. administrator
          Kumar

          No, it does not matter. Think of it this way, the company liked you and they sponsored visa for you. It is up to you to decide to join or not.

          1. administrator
            Kumar

            Please communicate in Forum. It would create SPAM if email IDs are posted here. Just for your safety and reduce spam for site !

  8. Anand

    Hi,

    I Have done full time 3yrs diploma in industrial electronics after 10th standard & have done some certifications in IT, Total experience is 15yrs in IT like 10 yrs overseas & remaining 5 yrs in India

    Do you think based on my education & professional experience my sponser can file my H1B Visa ???

  9. chaitanya

    Hi Kumar,
    As in Suja case even I applied H1B on 1st April 2010 and not received any receipt number from the company.Is it so that the USCIS will give the receipt number only if the 50% of cap is filled?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      No, there is nothing like that. You should have got the receipt number. It has nothing to do with cap. I wonder if you company is not sharing it.

  10. Charles

    Please kindly tell me that if my OPT is going to end on October, what is the latest date I can apply H1B. Because I am still discussing wiht my boss.=-=
    Thanks

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Charles, The sooner the better. Do not delay. You should plan on applying before your current OPT status expires. Ideally, three months before the OPT expiration would be good idea.

  11. Suja

    Hi,

    My company has applied H1B for me on April 6th 2010. But I have not yet received the receipt number from my HR. I just want to know whether it takes more than 3 months to get the receipt number.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Well, you should have got at least the receipt number a long time ago… I sense some snake oil with your HR.

  12. swami

    Hi,

    Once I get an H1B approval can I book for an interview immediately or is there any time limit till which I have to wait?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      I do not think you can do it right away. You can typically book visa appointment around 90 days before the start date on H1B Approval.

  13. Gopi

    Hi

    Can I file H1B in December if the H1b quota has not filled.
    That means by DEC if USCIS has not received complete applications

  14. Ghouri

    Hi,

    My H1B was filed in april 1, 2010. I am writing to ask you, on how long will it approx take to get an approval. Thanks.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      It typically takes 2 to 3 months. Again, it depends on every case. You should have got a receipt number and you can check the updates online on USCIS website.

  15. swami

    Hi Kumar,

    I am sorry if i have placed my question wrong.I will be filing it before the cap closes but when will be my petition get approved and when will my visa get stamped. Take for example if I have filed it on july 1st.When can I expect my visa stamping.Whether my stamping will happen even if the lot is not closed or do i have to file and wait till the lot closes for my stamping?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      After you get H1B approval, you can book for H1B visa stamping date around 3 months from Oct, Your H1B visa stamping has nothing to do the cap closed or not. What matters is if you have got your approval or not.

  16. swami

    Hi Kumar,

    Thanks for your info.I have a reputed sponsor.But my concern is though I file it will I need to wait till the cap closes.Since you have said it depends on skill I am data warehousing expert.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      I do not understand what you are trying to say. If the cap is closed or filled, you will not be able to file H1B petition for this year. So, you should file when the cap is not filled or complete.

  17. AVNEET

    HI.. WHAT IS THIS H1B VISA …AND WHAT IS PROCEDURE TO APPLY FOR IT??
    I AM DOING MY GRADUATION CAN I APPLY ON THIS BASIS

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H-1B_visa You need to find a sponsor to file H1B visa. You may, it depends on your skill.

  18. swami

    Hi kumar,

    My H1B is in process and will be filed by 1st week of July.Since this year the CAP is only around 24,000 will I be needed to wait till the total cap count gets closed or can my visa processing/stamping gets done in parallel
    ?wats my probabilty of getting my visa stamped by oct/Nov.
    Please clarify.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      You should file before the cap is complete. The sooner the better. First get your H1B filed and approved, then you can think of going of stamping. You cannot go for visa stamping without having H1B approval.

  19. Raj

    Hi Kumar,

    Thanks for your valuable information; it is really helping me to know latest happenings.
    I may travel to US in Nov 2010; I may stay in US for 8 months. When I can eligible for to apply Change of status to H1B??Is there any minimum mandatory time like after one year only I can apply like that??
    I have gone though your article but I did not find the answer for this query.

    Many Thanks,
    Raj

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Raj, as of my knowledge, there is no mandatory time as you say. You can apply for change of status anytime. The way it looks is, the H1B quota may last till then and you may be able to apply right after you come to US. Keep an eye on the H1B cap count updates.

      1. Raj

        Hi Kumar,

        Suppose I am in US on L1, I want to Change my L1 visa status to H1B, at that time H1B Cap got closed,

        So it is not possible to apply COS right??So to avoid this I am planning to file H1 application now, bcz still 40k+applications not yet filed, when I move to US after couple of days I will apply Change of Status.

        Do you think it is a right idea?? It is possible??
        I may travel to US in Nov-2010, so I am not sure till that time H1B Cap will be available.

        Waiting for your valuable suggestion.

        Cheers,
        Raj

        1. administrator
          Kumar

          I am not sure why do you want to change to H1B after two days after entering US ? Is that because you have L1 visa stamped already ? Either case, it is a good idea to apply early.

          1. Raj

            i want to apply change of status after 5 months,then what you will say, filing H1B application before entering in to US is a right IDEA??

          2. administrator
            Kumar

            Yeah, you can do that if you plan on doing it 5 months after entering US. I think it is a good idea.

  20. satyanarayana

    My son Vikram Adapala has applied for H!-b on advance degree catogory, by what date we can expect the actual status of his application

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Satyanarayana, You can expect a decision from USCIS around 2 to 3 months since they filed the application. He should have got a receipt number and you can track the status using that receipt number online at USCIS.gov

      1. satyanarayana

        understand by paying additional $1000 , H1-B Visa processing can be expidated or on priority basis.
        pls confirm

          1. Sachin

            Hi,

            I am working in MNC. Today, my manager authorized me to apply for H1 visa. I will be filling in my details & documents in day or two? When will I get approval? When can I expect to get h1b visa? When can I plan to travel? Please let me know.

            Thanks in advance!

            -Sachin

          2. administrator
            Kumar

            Sachin, Once you submit application, first you get receipt number in 4 weeks or before and then you may get approval decision anywhere between 2 to 6 months. Do not plan anything until you have a decision. Also, do not post multiple comments. The comment is held for moderation, just submit once. If you have any questions, ask in FORUM. Check link on the top menu.

  21. carlo

    I think job market is still very limited for international candidates. I dont see any international new graduates getting job around me and most of them unfortunately started their 1 year staying permit here…

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