The USCIS has recently informed us that 22,323 cap-subject H-1B petitions have been received as of April 4, 2012. Approximately 25% of these cases are for U.S. advanced degrees. Based on this announcement, approximately 17,000 of the 65,000 “regular” H-1B cap-subject petitions have been filed and 5,500 “Masters” H-1B cap-subject petitions.
Last year, it took 3 months to reach this point. Based on last year’s demand, this year’s H1Bs visa may go as soon as June or the latest August.