October 13th USCIS H1B visa FY 2011 Cap count Update – 1,800 filed

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 2 Comments

USCIS updated the H1B cap count numbers this morning… As of Octobers 8th, 2010 the updated H1B petition filing numbers since last week are:

  • New 1,300 Cap eligible H1B visa petitions were filed under regular Quota.
  • New 500 cap eligible H1B petitions under Advanced degree cap.

October 8th, 2010 USCIS official H1B cap count update :

Regular H1B Cap H1B filings41,900    of total 65,000
Advanced degree cap filing count15,400    of total 20,000
Total H1B visa petitions received57,300 of total 85,000

Analysis  of Economy and H1Bs .

As we look at the updates, nothing really new folks…other than USCIS updating the numbers a day late…Anyways, if we compare with the last week’s numbers October 5th, H1B cap count updates, we can see that advanced degree H1B cap filings stayed at 500, whereas the regular quota was up by 300 from 1000 to 1300. Overall, the cap number were up by 300 from 1,500 to 1,800. No ground breaking news folks…just the numbers are hovering by 200 or 300… Do you think the small spike is a sign for recovery ? Probably not…I was listening to NPR this morning and they say stocks are up today as JP Morgan Chase reports billions of Profits, 23% up and Intel did well too…on the other hand Fed says the economy is not so good and they are willing to help by doing some other stuff…The economists say, it is encouraging to see some profits, but  just couple of companies doing well in a quarter is not enough…The conference board research says, more job losses likely and they forecast  lower GDP Growth in 2011, the economy and jobs outlook every week makes us feel more insecure about current job….It is hard, but if you have job, you must be happy, do not complain !  As far as H1B filings are concerned, advanced degree cap is projected to be filled by early December. If you are in that space, talk to your employer and get the application going…sometimes, the paperwork can take a month or more in big companies….

What are your thoughts on Economy ?

Regular H1B cap Count 2011  Trend Graph

October 14 H1B visa Cap count updates 2011 Regular

Advanced Degree H1B cap count Trend Graph

Advanced Degree H1B Cap count Update October 14th 2011

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Comments ( 2 )

  1. Ram

    I need small information regarding h1b filing. In April 2010, the h1b petition is raised. In July 26th it is filed with USCIS by my company. But still now no updates from USCIS. I heard like USCIS is busy with infrastructure change due fee hike in H1B petitions. Thats why there is a delay in processing the petitions. So how far it is true, please help me in this information.

    Thanks a lot for providing the information for every week update in count and other related information.

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