USCIS ANNOUNCES THE H1B CAP FOR FY 2018 REACHED TODAY
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today it has reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018. USCIS has apparently also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa master’s degree cap. U.S. companies seeking to employ a foreign worker in occupations requiring specialized knowledge use the H-1B program.
Any application submitted to date not selected for adjudication will be rejected and returned by mail. Duplicate applications will also be rejected. USCIS will continue to accept non Cap petitions as well as those previously counted against the cap and who still retain their cap number. Other H1B petitions USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions filed include those seeking to extend H1B status; Petitions submitted to change the terms of employment; Petiotions with a change of employer, and petitions for current H-1B workers seeking to work concurrently in a second H-1B position.