H-1B Cap

2017- 2018 H-1B Cap Has Been Reached but Fewer Applications Filed than in 2016

The government update on H-1B cap visas as of April 17, 2017: USCIS announced on April 7, 2017, that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2018. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master’s cap. USCIS received 199,000 H-1B petitions during the ...
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H-1B Lottery

USCIS confirmed to AILA that standard procedures will apply for the FY2017 lottery: If more than enough H-1Bs are received during the first 5 business days in April, a random lottery will be conducted for petitions received during that time period for first the master’s and then the regular cap. As it does each year, on March 16, 2016, USCIS announced that it would begin accepting H-1B cap-subj...
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