The following is the recent cap count for the H-1B and H-2B visa categories. The count shows that the H-1B cap may be used up soon. Employers needing to apply for alien employees for H-1B should file the application as soon as possible.
(1) FY2013 H-1B Cap Count
USCIS updated its count of FY2013 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions. As of May 25, 2012, 48,400 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 17,500 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.
(2) FY2012 H-2B Cap Count
As of May 25, 2012, USCIS receipted 26,423 petitions toward the 33,000 H-2B cap for the second half of FY2012. This count includes 24,482 approved and 1,941 pending petitions.