Published:  April 10, 2013

The allotment of 85,000 “cap subject” H-1B work visas for fiscal year 2014, which runs from October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014, was exhausted within the first week applications were accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS). With employers allowed to submit their filings up to 6 months in advance of the start of the fiscal year, CIS reported that between April 1, 2013 and April 4, 2013, more than 124,000 filing were received.   A lottery was held in the week that followed to determine which of the 124,000 would be considered for the 85,000 spots.

Given the state of affairs, it would be reasonable to expect to see an expanded annual supply of H-1B’s incorporated as part of any new, comprehensive immigration reform bill.


PUBLISHED April 10, 2013 – “IMMIGRATION LAW FORUM” Copyright © 2013, By Law Offices of Richard Hanus, Chicago, Illinois