May 2nd, 2011 H1B visa 2012 Cap count update – 1900 petitions filed

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 2 Comments

USCIS released updated H1B cap count numbers earlier today, they counted all the petitions received until April 29th, 2011.  Here are the numbers :

  • New 1200 cap eligible petitions were filed for Regular quota
  • New 700 cap eligible petitions were filed for MS/Advanced degree quota.

May 2nd,  H1B cap count updates by USCIS :

Regular H1B Cap H1B filings9,200 of total 65,000
Advanced degree cap filing count6,600 of total 20,000
Total H1B visa petitions received15,800 of total 85,000


H1B filings movement – Analysis – Economy review

If we look at the H1B filings this week, there was a small spike in the regular quota filings, they were up by 300 from 900 last week to 1200 this week. Unlike, the advanced degree cap filings were down slightly by 100 from 800 last week to 700 this week. I do not see any specific reasons for the spike or drop…it is just that the filing pace need not be uniform and companies keep hiring at different times…may be easter weekend impact…It is too early to attribute the positive economy forecast by Fed to this spike.

Looking at US economy news, the US GDP growth fell to 1.8% in first quarter of 2011, compared to 3.1% growth in last quarter of 2010. Also, the jobless claims jumped by about 25,000 in the last week reaching to 429,000. Economists are in consensus with GDP numbers, but they are not too happy about the jobless claims numbers as it can check the pace of economic recovery. Gasoline prices are a big concern as they seem to be rising…Overall, the economy is recovering at slow pace and the need for Skilled labor to be hired on H1B visas could  be moderate…but, in the strategic direction it might look better as Fed forecasted good numbers for the whole year as explained in last week April 27, H1B cap count Analysis

What are your thoughts on Economy ?

Regular H1B cap Count 2012  Graph

H1B visa 2012 Cap count update May 2 Regular quota

Advanced Degree H1B cap count 2012 Graph

H1B 2012 Advanced degree cap count May 2nd 2011




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Comments ( 2 )

  1. CR

    Hi ,

    I am about to file my h1b visa. In my passport all three names(first,middle & last) are in given names section, surname is blan. How should I fill my first name , middle name& last name in H1B application.


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