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H-2B Still Available for FY2010 Employment

October 3, 2009


The USCIS has updated the count of the H-2B visas received and counted towards the fiscal year 2010 employment. As of September 25, 2009, USCIS has received 19, 943 H-2B petitions, out of which 16,550 H-2B petitions have been approved while 3,393 more petitions are still pending.


Fiscal Year 2010 H-2B Cap


Cap Type Cap Amount Beneficiaries
Target 1
Total Date of
Last Count
H-2B 1st Half 33,000 16,550 3,393 47,000 19,943 9/25/09
H-2B 2nd Half 33,000 2 ------- ------- ------- ------- -------


1 Refers to the estimated numbers of beneficiary applications needed to reach a    cap, with an allowance for withdrawals, denials and revocations.
2 A shortfall in the 1st half would be made up in the 2nd half.


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