Working in the United States
|Cap Type||Cap Amount||Beneficiaries Approved||Beneficiaries Pending||Target Beneficiaries1||Total||Date of Last Count|
|H-2B: 1st Half FY 2015||33,000||On Jan. 26, 2015, the cap for the 1st half of FY 2015 was reached.|
|H-2B: 2nd Half FY 2015||33,0002||On March 26, 2015, the annual cap for FY 2015 was reached.||3/26/2015|
1 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.
2 If the cap is not reached for the 1st half of the fiscal year, those unused numbers will be available for use during the 2nd half of the fiscal year. In some fiscal years, depending on demand for H-2B workers, more than 33,000 cap-subject persons may be granted H-2B status during the 2nd half of the fiscal year.
This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/h-2b_count
- H-2A and H-2B - Signature Requirements For Electronically Filed Temporary Labor Certifications and the H Classification Supplement to Form I-129 Questions & Answers
- Calculating Interrupted Stays for the H-2 Classifications
- USCIS Announces 58 Countries Whose Nationals are Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Participation
- Reminder: Certain Fees May Not Be Collected From H-2A and H-2B Workers
Other USCIS Links
- VIBE Program
- Public Releases: Visas: H-2A and H-2B
- TITLE 8 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (8 CFR)
- Numerical Limitation Exemption for H Nonimmigrants Employed in the CNMI and Guam (51 KB PDF)