H2B Cap Count Update for 2014
USINFO | 2013-11-19 16:47

USCIS has updated the count ofH2B visa petitions received and counted towards the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of November 8, 2013, USCIS has approved filings on behalf of approximately 7,478 beneficiaries for the 1st half of FY 2014.

Cap Type Cap Amount Benefi-
ciaries Approved
ciaries Pending
Target Benefi-
Total Date of 
Last Count
H2BFirst Half FY 2014 33,000 7,478 1,600 --- 9,078 11/08/2013
H2BSecond Half FY 2014 33,000 --- --- --- --- 11/08/2013

Note: Target Beneficiaries refers to the estimated number of beneficiaries needed to be included on petitions filed with USCIS to reach the H-2B cap, with an allowance for withdrawals, denials and revocations.  This number will always be higher than the actual cap.
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