USCIS announced this week that it has received enough cap-subject H-1B petitions to reach its Congressionally-mandated cap of 65,000 for fiscal year 2013. June 11, 2012, was the final date for receipt for new H-1B petitions requesting a FY 2013 start date. All properly filed petitions received on or before that date will be considered by USCIS. Cap-subject petitions seeking FY 2013 employment received after June 11 will be rejected by USCIS.
USCIS will continue to accept petitions requesting to extend the amount of time a current H-1B worker may remain in the U.S, change the terms of employment for a current H-1B worker, allow a current H-1B worker to change employers, and allow a current H-1B worker to work concurrently in a second H-1B petition.