FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count

USCIS began accepting H-1B petitions on April 1, 2010. If approved, beneficiaries of these petitions may start working in H-1B status on or after October 1, 2010 – the first day of FY 2011 cap season. The following table includes every cap count released by USCIS. The table will be updated on a regular basis to show the pattern of this year’s H1B filing.

FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count
Date of Last Count Regular Cap
(65,000)
Advanced Degree Exemption
(20,000)
4/8/2010 13,500 5,600
4/15/2010 13,600 5,800
4/22/2010 16,025 6,739
5/06/2010 18,000 7,600
5/14/2010 19,000 8,100
5/21/2010 19,600 8,200
5/28/2010 20,800 8,700
6/11/2010 22,200 9,400
6/18/2010 22,900 9,700
6/25/2010 23,500 10,000
7/02/2010 24,200 10,400
7/09/2010 24,800 10,600
7/16/2010 25,300 11,000
7/23/2010 26,000 11,300
7/30/2010 27,300 11,600
8/06/2010 28,500 11,900
8/13/2010 29,700 12,300
8/20/2010 33,900 12,600
8/27/2010 34,900 13,000
9/3/2010 36,600 13,400
9/10/2010 37,400 13,700
9/17/2010 38,300 14,000
9/24/2010 39,600 14,400
10/1/2010 40,600 14,900
10/8/2010 41,900 15,400
10/15/2010 42,800 15,700
10/22/2010 44,300 16,200
10/29/2010 45,600 16,700
11/5/2010 46,800 17,200
11/12/2010 47,800 17,400
11/19/2010 48,977 17,836
11/26/2010 50,400 18,400
12/03/2010 51,200 18,700
12/10/2010 52,400 19,100
12/17/2010 53,900 19,700
12/24/2010 55,800 20,000
12/31/2010 57,300 20,000
01/07/2011 58,700 20,000
01/14/2011 60,700 20,000
01/21/2011 62,800 20,000
01/27/2011 65,000 20,000

Update 1: On December 24, 2010, the Master’s Exemption Cap of 20,000 has been reached. USCIS continues to accept these petitions which will be counted against the regular cap instead.

Update 2. On January 27, 2011, USCIS announced the regular FY2011 H-1B cap was also reached.

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