June 29th H1B visa FY 2011 Cap count Update – 900 petitions filed. Graph

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USCIS release cap count update this time within a week and the H1B cap count as of June 25th, 2010.  Below is an update since previous cap numbers :

  • New 600 Cap eligible H1B visa petitions were filed for Regular Quota.
  • New 300 cap eligible H1B petitions for Advanced degree cap .

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

June 25th , 2010 USCIS official Total H1B cap count update :

Regular H1B Cap H1B filings23,500    of total 65,000
Advanced degree cap filing count10,000    of total 20,000
Total H1B visa petitions received33,500 of total 85,000

H1B Visas issued in India go up. Analysis of H1B filings this week :

The average H1B petitions filings almost at the same pace as last week.  As I wrote on June 24th H1B cap Count analysis, the new petitions filing has not increased. There has been no ground breaking news in the last weeks. As per business week article today, the consumer confidence has sunk and is very low. The concern is over unemployment and not many jobs added in this month. Also, few of the southern states consumer confidence is low based on the BP oil spill concern. Overall, the current outlook is not going to bring any drastic changes to the H1B employees or filings.

Recently one of our readers, Sheakar, posted a news article: Time of India Article saying H1B is back in Demand, and asked my comments and opinion. If you read the article, they say that, the number of work permits issued this year in India surged and they expect a year on year growth of 10%. Also, it says, “The number of H1 visas issued in the year to June 25, 2010 stood at to 55,477, as compared to 55,050 in the same period for the previous year. Likewise, there has been an increase in L visas too, from 31,314 to 35,504 in the same period.

My opinion as I already answered is :  Well, I do not think I will buy their prediction that H1B FY 2011 quota will be done by August…unless something drastically changes and there is a steep curve in the demand with more jobs created. I am not just speaking this as my opinion,  but just based on the data of H1B visa 2011 petition filing trend and prediction using the current trend. The point they are trying to say in article is, the visas issued are increased, that’s a valid point. I believe those visas are given to people with H1B and L1 petitions approved last year or even before. I knew three of my friends who had visas approved last year and before, but just got visas this year and came to US recently. It is a good sign for market for existing approved petitions, but the New H1B visa petition filings rules are more stringent and It is a little tough….

What do you all think about times of India article and H1B cap count ?

Regular H1B 2011 cap count Trend Graph

H1B visa 2011 cap count update and Analysis June 28th  2010

Advanced Degree H1B Cap Prediction Graphs

Advanced Degree H1B 2011 Cap Count and Predictions June 28th  2010

Reference : Official USCIS H1-B Cap count update

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Comments ( 10 )

  1. Pr

    Hi Kumar,
    I am also in the same boat as Aakash. My employer is a Indian IT biggie with a very good track record of H1B acceptance over the years. For all the slots they filed on April 1st, very few have got their file numbers till date(All the cases received so far have been approved for a back date). Infact all the file numbers that have been received so far have started coming since last week only. Can you please suggest if there is another way to get to know our file numbers.

    Reagrds,
    PR

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      Kumar

      There is no other way other than your employer telling the Receipt number. If they filed on Apr 1, they should have got receipt numbers at least if not approvals. I sense snake oil, double check with them.

  2. azd

    people with initial review status for 2 months and more may see the change of status to post decision activity,a/c to my observation it seems if you get RFE you will , by a month or so,but if case is pending for more than 45 days or so you should be getting you petition approved…this is just a quiet observation from me…any how depends on lot of factors…if a good MNC is filing the visa,u shud nt have much problem…I filed on june 14th ..still lot of time to wait for…………………. 🙂

  3. Ramya

    Thank you Kumar for your reply. Yes, I have checked my status online and it hasn’t changed at all from “Initial review” status. I shall talk to my hr folks as you suggested. Thank you again.

  4. ramya

    Kumar, I work for a big multinational company and my H1B petition documents got filed on April 1st, in the regular H1B quota. I got the WAC number and confirmation from USCIS on April 16th(got it thru our company’s lawyers). But its been 3 months now and I have still not received any update about my visa petition acceptance. Is it something that I should be worried about? Or, this year because of new visa restrictions, the USCIS is indeed taking long time? Please advice.

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      Kumar

      Ramya, I assume you have checked the online status…Every case is different, USCIS processes them accordingly…as long as your company has filed your application properly and they have your skills matched right to your position, you should be fine. You do not need to worry. I know USCIS sometime may even take 6 months to process… keep checking online and check with your HR stuff.

  5. aakash

    Kumar,My petition docs got filed on April 1st, as per employer’s records suggest.They have not shared any file number to me till date. What time frame shall I have in mind for getting my stamping approval?

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      Kumar

      Aakash, You should have had something by now. Ask them to send you the receipt notice number. You can check your status online on USCIS website . Ideally, you should have had the decision by now.

  6. carlo

    I am agree with you Kumar. Your predictions so far fits with weekly cap counts. I dont expect any development results in a big jump on your graph and shocks us 🙂 Thank you…

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