The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has released the latest information for the H-1B petitions filed since the beginning of April.
As of Dec. 10 there have been 52,400 regular petition received by the USICS out of a total cap number of 65,000. That is an increase of 1,200 from the previous week's total.
The Master's cap number is at 19,100, or 900 shy of its 20,000 allotment. That number is up by 400 from Dec. 3.
Some estimates have the Master's H-1B cap being reached near Jan. 1, 2011. The regular cap could be reached soon after that date.
The USCIC began accepting applications since April 1 and will continue to do so until the caps are reached. Form-129 needs to be completed in its entirety in order for an applicant to have the best chance for approval.
Experienced counsel is recommended to help navigate the process with the least amount difficulty.