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USCIS Finishes the H-1B Cap Random Option Refine for FY 2019
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On April 11, USCIS made use of a computer-generated random choice process to select adequate H-1B requests to satisfy the congressionally-mandated cap and the United States advanced level exception, referred to as the master’s cap, for (FY) 2019.

USCIS received 190,098 H-1B applications during the declaring period, which began April 2, consisting of requests filed for the advanced degree exemption. USCIS announced on April 6, that it had actually received enough H-1B petitions to reach the legal cap of 65,000 as well as the master’s cap of 20,000. USCIS will certainly turn down as well as return all unselected petitions with their filing costs unless the petition is a forbidden several declaring (PDF, 119 KB).

USCIS conducted the selection process for the master’s cap initially. All unselected master’s cap petitions after that became part of the random option process for the 65,000 cap.

USCIS will continue to approve and also refine petitions that are or else exempt from the cap. Petitions declared existing H-1B employees who have been counted formerly against the cap, and also who still preserve their cap number, will additionally not be counted in the direction of the FY 2019 H-1B cap. USCIS will continue to approve as well as process petitions submitted to:

Expand the quantity of time a present H-1B worker might remain in the USA;
Modification the terms of work for existing H-1B employees;
Enable existing H-1B employees to transform companies; and also
Permit existing H-1B employees to function simultaneously in a 2nd H-1B position.

Cap Kind

Cap Quantity

Cap Qualified Applications

Day of Last Matter

H-1B Normal Cap



April 6, 2018

H-1B Master’s Exemption



April 6, 2018

UPDATE: On April 6, 2018, USCIS got to the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for 2019. USCIS additionally received an enough number of H-1B petitions to fulfill the 20,000 visa U.S. progressed degree exception, known as the master’s cap.

USCIS will remain to accept and also process applications that are or else excused from the cap. Requests filed for existing H-1B workers that have actually been counted formerly against the cap, as well as who still retain their cap number, will additionally not be counted toward the FY 2019 H-1B cap.

Cap Eligible Petitions

This is the number of applications that USCIS has approved for this specific sort of cap. It includes situations that have been approved or are still pending. It does not consist of requests that have been rejected.

Cap Amounts

Congress established the existing annual cap for the H-1B classification at 65,000. Not all H-1B nonimmigrant visas undergo this annual cap. Please note that approximately 6,800 visas are reserved from the 65,000 each for the H-1B1 program under the terms of the regulations implementing the U.S.-Chile and U.S.-Singapore open market contracts. Unused visas in this group become available for H-1B use for the following .

H-1B workers executing labor or services in the Republic of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Guam may likewise be exempt from the H-1B cap (see the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA), Public Legislation 110-229). H-1B employees in Guam and also the CNMI are excused from the H-1B cap if their employers submitted the petition prior to December 31, 2019. Companies can not file an application or an extension request for an employee greater than 6 months before the intended employment beginning day.