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 for fiscal year (FY) 2011. USCIS is notifying the public that yesterday, Jan. 26, 2011, is the final receipt date for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting an employment start date in FY2011.
This means that there are no more H1B cap numbers available for FY 2011. The next available filing date for H1B visas will be FY 2012 which begins April 1, 2011. If you were not able to file during FY 2011, prepare now to ensure that you obtain one of the available H1B cap numbers for FY 2012. FY 2012 begins on April 1, 2011. Read the USCIS H1B Cap Update Here