Utilization rate of H-1B visas

Utilization rate of H-1B visas

May 18, 2010-As of May 14, 2010, approximately 19,000 cap subject H-1B visas have been filed with USCIS for the FY 2011 H-1B quota. Additionally 8,100 H1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees have been received by USCIS for the FY 2011 H-1B quota.

This means, that as of May 14, 2010 approximately 3,166 cap subject H-1B visa are being filed per week. As the cap subject H-1B visa total quota is 58,200 H-1B visas (total cap subject H-1B quota of 65,000-6,800 H1B visa reserved for Singapore and Chile). That means the remaining 39,200 H-IB visas (total cap subject H-1B visas of 58,200-19,000 utilized cap subject H-1B visas) should be utilized in about 13 weeks or by August 13, 2010, that is assuming the current weekly utilization of 3,166 H-1B cap subject H-1B visas per week continues till August 13, 2010. The cut off date for the cap subject H-1B visas could be sooner or later than August 13, 2010 depending on the weekly rate of filing of the cap subject H-1B visas.

The utilization of the H1B visa for aliens with advanced degrees as of May 14, 2010 is 1,350 H-1B visas per week. At this rate, the remaining 11,900 visas (total advanced degree quota of 20,000-8,100 utilized advanced degree H-1B visas) should be utilized in about 9 weeks or by July 16, 2010. The cut off date for the advanced degree H-1B visas could be sooner or later than July 16, 2010 depending on the weekly rate of filing.

If you want to file a cap subject or advanced degree H-1B visa in the FY 2011 H-1B quota, please contact Immigration Attorney, Arjun Verma, Attorney at Law at (408) 436 1010 or send us an email at info@avlawoffice.com in order that we can send you a H-1B worksheet.