h1b visa 2014 cap count updates
  • April 1, 2013 – USCIS started Accepting Applications – No Cap Count Update yet
  • April 2, 3, 2013 – No Cap count updates from USCIS
  • April 4, 2013 – No updates from USCIS; Fedex Delivery Errors Reported

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Some of the frequently asked questions about H1B Visa Cap Count

When can my employer apply for H1B Visa?

Employer can start collecting documents from you in Feb/March. USCIS will accept application from April 1, 2013. Learn more about H1B Visa 2014.

Can I apply for H1B Visa before completing Masters degree?

Yes, based on your Bachelors degree and job requirements, you can apply for H1B, but only under general cap count.

H1B Visa 2014 Cap Count Updates

Following table contains data from last FY H1B Cap Count Updates. I will update this table starting April of this year.

H1B Visa 2013 Cap General Cap Masters Cap
April 4, 2012 ~14,957 ~7,366
April 9, 2012 17,400 8,200
April 13, 2012 20,600 9,700
April 20, 2012 25,000 10,900
April 27, 2012 29,200 12,300
May 4, 2012 32,500 13,700
May 11, 2012 36,700 14,800
May 18, 2012 42,000 16,000
May 25, 2012 48,400 17,500
June 1, 2012 55,600 18,700
June 7, 2012 NA FULL
June 11, 2012 FULL


Links to H1B Visa Cap count updates table.

In mean time you can get familiar with following items about H1B Visa.

  • What is H1B Visa
  • How to get H1B Visa 2014
  • Available H1B Visa 2014 cap count
  • H1B Visa Application Processing Time
  • H1B Visa Application Deadline
  • Rules to follow while working on H1B Visa in USA

If you have additional questions about H1B Visa 2014 cap count, H1B Visa laws, Visa interview, stamping, OPT, CPT, OPT Cap Gap, Salary, etc post your questions below.


  1. Sush on April 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Hi all,
    I have applied for new H1B(currently on H4) this year.I have applied in Premium processing but yet to get the lottery results.Does anyone have any updates on lottery results..How far they have released etc.

  2. Sushama on April 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    HI All,
    USCIS has formally announced that H1B cap count has exceeded and it has planned for lottery next week.
    Check this link:
    for official release

    • anamika on April 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

      Oh no! they have announced on Apr 4 itself

  3. Yusuf on April 2, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    When do you think the H1B for FY 2014 would get over ?
    I know these details can only be given by USCIS but as an SME what date would you think of ? I have applied for H1B and waiting for 08-Apr deadly to know the cap quota count.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on April 2, 2013 at 11:23 PM

      Quota should be over by first 5 days ( if not already filled).

  4. Yusuf on April 2, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    When do you think the H1B for FY 2014 would exhaust ?
    I know these details can only be given by USCIS but as an SME what date would you think of ? I have applied for H1B and waiting for 08-Apr deadly to know the cap quota count.

  5. vandana on April 2, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    I am a CA from India and on H4 currently can I get a sponsor for H1B?

  6. Nishant Verma on April 2, 2013 at 3:47 AM

    I am looking for H1B Visa sponsor . Please let me know how to find one .

  7. Rabindra on April 1, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Hi Raghuram,
    One question; I have been applied in general quota but I am in CPT which ends Dec 2013. It it crucial to get H1B this year. One thing I alreay have more than 6 years experience in Software Development. In this scenario, if H1B 2104 goes in lottery and not able to get that one, Shall I request my employeer (IT Consultancy) to process for GC in EB2? I want to avoid to join college again next year if it is possible.
    I appreciate your suggestion . Thank you.

  8. NG on March 22, 2013 at 2:49 AM

    Hi Ragu

    I believe that in order to be eligible for H1B visa you have to be in a specialty occupation. My wife is an MBA in HR from India. she has worked in US as an IT Recruiter on L2 Visa earlier. Is she eligible to file H1B assuming we find a sponsor for her for the Recruiter position.


    • Raghuram Sukumar on March 22, 2013 at 9:01 AM

      Yes, she can get H1b for MBA in HR.

      • NG on March 22, 2013 at 10:42 AM

        Thanks a lot Raghu for your quick response.

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  10. vish on December 18, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Posting a comment to subscribe to the thread so that I can get notified when guys ask questions and I can try to answer some of them (if possible).

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