As of the government's most recent count, the United Sates Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the 65,000 annual H-1B visa cap and continues to accept new H-1B filings. Employers should act now if they anticipate the need for foreign professionals on or after Oct. 1, 2009. Once the cap is reached, new H-1B visas will not be available again until Oct. 1, 2010, barring legislative intervention.