2019 H-1B VISA CAP AND PETITION PROCESS

Each year, there is a limit to the number of H-1B visas issued.  For H-1B visas, there is a cap of 65,000 visas for eligible beneficiaries holding a bachelor’s degree and an additional 20,000 H-1B visas for eligible beneficiaries holding a US Master’s degree or higher each fiscal year.

Because there are more petitions filed for H-1B visas each year than is available, the USCIS has created a lottery system to select petitions, at random, for consideration.

The USCIS will begin accepting new H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2019 beginning April 3, 2018.  The filing of petitions begins on April 1, 2018.*

For assistance on your business immigration matters, please contact Rozario & Associates, P.C. at (212) 301-2770.

*The information in this article is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect the current law in your jurisdiction. No information contained in this post should be construed as legal advice from Rozario & Associates, P.C. or the individual author(s), nor is it intended to be a substitute for legal counsel on any subject matter. No reader of this post should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information included in, or accessible through, this article without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from an attorney licensed in the recipient’s state.

 

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