USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2019

The USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) has announced on April 6, 2018, that the H-1B cap limit for the fiscal year 2019 has been reached. This applies to both the 65,000 regular H-1B cap limit as well as the 20,000-advanced degree (masters) cap exemptions. 

The window was open for a period of five days starting from April 2, 2018. 

The USCIS will conduct a random lottery to select cases for processing, those who are selected in the lottery will be eligible to work in the U.S. from October 1, 2018. 

The USCIS will reject and return filing fees for all unselected cap-subject petitions that are not prohibited multiple filings. 

Sukanya Raman, Immigration Executive 

Keywords: USCIS, H-1B Cap, FY 2019


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