Nonimmigrant Visas

USCIS Reaches FY 2019 H-1B Cap

Demonstrating a critical demand for educated foreign workers in the United States, the annual H-1B cap was reached on April 6, 2018.  This is the 6th year of H-1B cap being reached within the first week of filing acceptance.  

USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019.

USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap.

The agency will reject and return filing fees for all unselected cap-subject petitions that are not prohibited multiple filings (PDF, 119 KB).

DHS Proposed Rule to Amend Its Regulations Related to Skilled Workers

DHS proposed rule to amend its regulations related to Skilled Workers (EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 immigrant and non-immigrant) visa programs. Comments are due by 2/29/16. (80 FR 81900, 12/31/15)