62,900 H-1Bs as of December 11th

As of December 11, 2009, approximately 62.900 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed.  The federally mandated cap for Fiscal Year 2010 is 65,000.  When taking into account that 6,800 H-1B numbers are reserved for nationals of Chile and Singapore, that means that the USCIS has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to exhaust the H-1B cap for FY 2010.  However, USCIS continues to accept H-1B petitions at this time.  We believe that the USCIS will issue a notice shortly informing the public that the H-1B cap has been exhausted for FY 2010.  If you have an H-1B case to file, you should file it as soon as possible.  We will provide additional information at www.bashyamshah.com as it becomes available.