H1b Cap Reached for FY 2012
The H1b cap count was reached on November 22, 2012. No more new H1b applications will be accepted for this forthcoming fiscal year. Below is a copy of the office notice from USCIS.
FY 2012 H-1B Cap Count
On November 22, 2011, USCIS received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY 2012. USCIS also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions on behalf of persons exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption as of October 19, 2011. USCIS will reject cap-subject petitions for new H-1B specialty occupation workers seeking an employment start date in FY 2012 that are received after November 22, 2011.
USCIS continues to accept cap-exempt petitions, DOD petitions and Chile/Singapore H-1B1 petitions requesting an employment start date in FY 2012.