Obtain or Extend H Status
H-1B Annual Cap (for non-University jobs)
H–1B Cap Reached for U.S. Fiscal Year 2014 (Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014)
(Note: the cap does not apply to H-1Bs for Universities and Colleges)
The limit (cap) on new H-1B visas for the US. Fiscal Year October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014 was reached on April 5, 2013. The limit includes the 65,000 general cap and the additional 20,000 H-1Bs available to persons who hold a Masters degree or higher from a U.S. institution. No new H–1B visas will be available until October 1, 2014 unless filed by an employer which is exempt from the annual cap. Exempt employers include colleges and universities, non-profit research organizations and government research organizations. All other employers are subject to the annual cap.
Extensions of H-1B are not subject to the cap.
More information is available from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at: H-1B Cap