USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B CapReleased Nov. 23, 2011
WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that
it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000
for fiscal year (FY) 2012. USCIS is notifying the public that yesterday, Nov. 22, 2011,
was the final receipt date for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting
an employment start date in FY 2012.
Properly filed cases will be considered received on the date that
USCIS physically receives the petition; not the date that the petition was postmarked.
USCIS will reject cap-subject petitions for new H-1B specialty occupation workers seeking
an employment start date in FY 2012 that arrive after Nov. 22, 2011.