A blog about U.S. immigration matters by Paul Szeto, a former INS attorney and an experienced immigration attorney and counsel. Contact Info: 732-632-9888, http://www.1visa1.com/ (All information is not legal advice and is subject to change without prior notice.)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

2016 H1B CAP Reached!

That's it for this year.  No more H-1B cap-subject petitions will be accepted for FY2016, according to USCIS.  

Today, the immigration agency announced that it has already received more than enough H-1B petitions for the next fiscal year, which begins on October 1, 2015.  As of April 7, 2015 - the last receipt date - USCIS had received more than the annual limits of 65,000 H-1B petitions for regular cap and 20,000 H-1B petitions for U.S. advanced degree cap respectively.  To meet the annual visa quota, USCIS will use a random selection process to select a portion of cases for further processing based on the visa cap.  The selection process will only happen after the agency has a chance to complete the intake process.  Stay tune for further updates. (It is important to note that applicants may still submit non-cap H-1B cases now such as extension petitions and amendments.  )

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