The general H-1B cap is set annually at 65,000 with an advance degree cap of 20,000 for professionals who have a Master’s degree or higher from a U.S. university. Detailed information is available on USCIS’ H-1B Fiscal Year 2013 Cap Season web page.
The USCIS has reported that this year’s general H-1B cap was reached on June 11 and that the masters cap was reached on June 7.
The charts below tell the story in more detail. Compare this year’s progress toward reaching the H-1B Caps to last year’s numbers.
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GENERAL H-1B CAP (65,000)
|Date||H-1B General Cap-Subject Petitions Received|
MASTERS H-1B CAP (20,000)
|Date||H-1B Master’s Cap-Subject Petitions Received|