Alerts and Updates

Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B Cap Count as of May 11, 2012

May 18, 2012

A spike in demand for new H-1B cap cases is anticipated as current college students will be graduating within the next two weeks. Organizations that plan to petition for H-1B employment in Fiscal Year 2013 may want to seek legal counsel so that cases can be filed promptly.

Organizations that plan to petition for H-1B employment in Fiscal Year 2013 may want to seek legal counsel so that cases can be filed promptly.

Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B Cap Count

Cap Type Cap Amount Cap Eligible Petitions Date of Last Count
H-1B Regular Cap 65,000 36,700 May 11, 2012
H-1B Master’s Degree Exemption 20,000 14,800 May 11, 2012

Duane Morris will continue to monitor the H-1B cap count and will provide further updates as the filing period proceeds.

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