USCIS Reaches FY 2018 H-1B Cap

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Published: April 7, 2017

USCIS Reaches FY 2018 H-1B Cap
USCIS Reaches FY 2018 H-1B Cap

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has come to the congressionally ordered 65,000 visa H-1B top for financial year 2018. USCIS has likewise gotten an adequate number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. propelled degree exception, otherwise called the ace’s top.

The agency will reject and return recording expenses for all unselected top subject petitions that are not copy filings.

USCIS will proceed to acknowledge and prepare petitions that are generally excluded from the top. Notwithstanding, please remember USCIS suspended premium handling April 3 for up to six months for all H-1B petitions, including top excluded petitions. Petitions documented for the benefit of current H-1B specialists who have been counted beforehand as a detriment to the top, who still hold their top number, will likewise not be tallied toward the congressionally ordered FY 2018 H-1B top. USCIS will proceed to acknowledge and handle petitions documented to:

•Extend the measure of time a present H-1B laborer may stay in the United States;

•Change the terms of work for current H-1B laborers;

•Allow current H-1B laborers to change managers; and

•Allow current H-1B laborers to work simultaneously in a moment H-1B position.

U.S. businesses utilize the H-1B program to utilize remote laborers in occupations that require specific information.

We urge H-1B candidates to subscribe to the H-1B Cap Season email refreshes situated on the H-1B Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Cap Season Web page.

For more data on USCIS and its projects, please visit

Last Reviewed/Updated: 04/07/2017