USCIS released their latest update on H1B cap count today that were received as of May 28th , 2010. Here is an update since previous cap numbers :
- New 1200 Cap eligible H1B visa petitions were filed for Regular Quota
- New 500 cap eligible H1B petitions for Advanced degree cap
Latest Updates : Check H1B FY 2011 cap count update page for updates, Analysis and Prediction
May 28th , 2010 USCIS official Total H1B cap count update :
|Regular H1B Cap H1B filings||20,800 of total 65,000|
|Advanced degree cap filing count||8,700 of total 20,000|
|Total H1B visa petitions received||29,800 of total 85,000|
H1B cap count update Analysis and Prediction of petition filings for FY2011
This week filings are significantly higher than last week May 25th H1B cap count. Regular cap petitions filed doubled from 600 to 1200 and the Advanced degree H1B filings increased by 5 times from 100 to 500. In total the number of petitions filed jumped from 700 to 1700 this week. The Advanced degree cap as we predicted to go up, they went up because of the May graduations. We can expect the advanced degree cap numbers to even go up further next week as I explained in last week analysis because of the graduations and final grades. As we expected a bumpy ride on the regular cap filings before, this week there was an upswing. I do not see any particular reason that explains the rise in H1B filing numbers other than consumer confidence index staying high indicating positive outlook for job market.
Do you know of any specific reason for increase in Filings?
Regular H1B 2011 cap count Trend Graph
Advanced Degree H1B Cap Prediction Graphs