The annual visa limit of 65,000 continues to be open and available. The filing and consequently the count for fiscal year 2011 began on April 1, 2010. On May 21, it has reached only 19,600, so ample slots remain to be claimed. Keep in mind though that because these are for the next fiscal year, the visa applicant must be aware that these H-1Bs will not be usable until October 1, 2011. Nevertheless, one should not delay the application process because the numbers game can change at any time.