What is the limit for H1 quota in 2010 - 2011? Has the number of Banking Contractor H1b visa's in New York changed because of the global financial crisis? Contractor Taxation Vocabulary: US ImmigrationExpats USAH1BForums: Immigration 3369 reads The H-1B quota is typically The H-1B quota is typically around 65000 per year. It begins each October 1 and runs for 12 months after that. Employers can apply from April 1 of the relevant year for an H1B work permit, but the permit will only commence from October 1st. In recent years the quota has been completely used up a long time before October. For 2010 it will depend on the congress approval and will most certainly be affected by the economic climate in the United States. We suggest that you keep tabs on our US Immigration News.