Thursday, June 21st, 2018

USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B Cap

WASHINGTON: "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today
that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the
statutory cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2013. Yesterday, June 11,
2012, was the final receipt date for new H-1B specialty occupation
petitions requesting an employment start date in FY 2013.

USCIS will consider properly filed cases as received on the date that
USCIS physically receives the petition; not the date that the petition
was postmarked. USCIS will reject cap-subject petitions for new H-1B
specialty occupation workers if they arrive after June 11, 2012 and seek
an employment start date in FY 2013.

As of June 7, 2012, USCIS already received more than 20,000 H-1B
petitions