May 3rd, 2010 H1B visa 2011 Cap Update – Only 475 + 161 filed in a Week.

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Latest update on H1B cap count today by USCIS as of April 27th, 2010.  The update since previous H1B cap count numbers released on April 22nd :

  • New 475 Cap eligible H1B visa petitions were filed for Regular Quota
  • New 161  cap eligible H1B petitions for Advanced degree cap

Updated : Check May 18th , 2010 H1B cap count update for latest count

May 3rd , 2010 , USCIS official Total H1B cap count update :

Regular H1B Cap H1B filings16,500    of total 65,000
Advanced degree cap filing count6,900    of total 20,000
Total H1B visa petitions received23,400 of total 85,000

Analysis of H1B cap count as of April 27th , 2010

Well, this is a significant decrease in the petitions filed compare with last week.  The regular cap filings for last week was 2,425 but this week it dropped to 475 and advanced degree cap count last week was 939 and this week only meager 161 were filed.  You can see the graph below; the levels are way below the total cap count of 85,000 visas.   Personally, I do not see any logical reasons for the low filings…No great news or bad news in a week span.  My guess is, it will be a bumpy ride with ups and downs in the filings varying every week. You may see a spike in filings at the beginning of quarters, assuming the budget is done quarterly. It totally depends on the company and there is no rule as such. Overall, it is turning out to be great news for H4 visa holders to take some extra time and relax. They can start searching for full time jobs…

H1B Cap count update Analysis May 3rd 2010

Reference: Official USCIS H1-B Cap count update


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