60,700 H-1Bs Filed as of 1/14/2011

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) updated its H-1B cap count on January 14, 2011.   Here are the most recent cap numbers:

Regular H-1B Cap60,700

U.S. Masters H-1B Cap: 20,000 (Finished)

The regular H-1B cap is set at 65,000 and the Advanced Degree cap is set at 20,000.

The regular H-1B cap is very close to being exhausted.  At the rate of filings per week, we predict that this cap will be finished within weeks.

Employers who want to file H-1B petitions for eligible, professional workers should do so as soon as possible.

We will provide updates at www.bashyamshah.com as they become available.