H-1B Fiscal Year Cap Reached


The limit (cap) on new H-1B visas for the U.S. fiscal year was reached on June 11, 2012. The fiscal year covers the time from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. The limit included 65,000 general H-1Bs and 20,000 H-1Bs specifically for holders of a Masters degree or higher from a U.S. institution. No new H-1B visas will be available until the next fiscal year.


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