H-1B Policy & News

The central hub for H-1B related policy and news in the 2019-2020 H-1B Cap season. Be sure to subscribe to our blog to quickly receive any up-to-date information on policy changes that may affect you or your employees.

  • USCIS Reaches Advanced Degree Exemption Cap for FY 2020

    USCIS Reaches Advanced Degree Exemption Cap for FY 2020

    On Thurs., April 11, USCIS announced it has completed the selection process to select enough H-1B visa petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated master's cap of 20,000 petitions.

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  • USCIS Hits FY 2020 H-1B Regular Cap

    USCIS Hits FY 2020 H-1B Regular Cap

    On Friday, April 5, 2019, USCIS announced it has received enough H-1B visa petitions to hit the regular cap of 65,000 for fiscal year 2020.

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  • USCIS Announces Start of FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season and More Important Updates

    USCIS Announces Start of FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season and More Important Updates

    USCIS announced the start of fiscal year FY 2020 H-1B cap season and additional important updates.

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  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Visa Petitions

    USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Visa Petitions

    USCIS announced that it will resume premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions effective March 12, 2019.

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  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Select 2018 Petitions

    USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Select 2018 Petitions

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced it would resume premium processing for select H-1B petitions.

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  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for FY 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

    USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for FY 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

    Starting Monday, Jan. 28, USCIS will resume premium processing for all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap petitions that are currently pending.

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  • Department of Homeland Security Proposes Changes to H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

    Department of Homeland Security Proposes Changes to H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

    DHS announces proposed changes which would impact H-1B cap petitions. These proposals will be published on 3rd December 2018, after which USCIS will accept public feedback for the next 30 days.

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  • New H-1B Cap Proposal One Step Closer to Implementation

    New H-1B Cap Proposal One Step Closer to Implementation

    U.S. Office of Budget and Management recently approved a proposed regulation from USCIS regarding H-1B cap registration that may have an impact on FY 2020.

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  • USCIS Extends Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions to Reduce Delays

    USCIS Extends Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions to Reduce Delays

    USCIS announced on August 28th, 2018, that they will cease accepting premium requests for certain H-1B petitions. Find out what this means.

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  • USCIS Amends Standards for Issuance of RFEs and NOIDs

    USCIS Amends Standards for Issuance of RFEs and NOIDs

    On July 13, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a Policy Memorandum (PM). This update focuses on the issuance of “Certain Request for Evidence (RFE) and Notice of Intent.

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  • H-1B Visa Petition Accepted: Now What?

    H-1B Visa Petition Accepted: Now What?

    H-1B application accepted? Learn what to expect after you submit your H-1B visa during cap season, whether it's an RFE or an approval notice.

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  • I-Squared Bill Proposes Increasing H-1B Cap to 195,000

    I-Squared Bill Proposes Increasing H-1B Cap to 195,000

    Last week, Senators Orrin Hatch and Jeff Flake re-introduced I-Squared, a bill proposing changes to the popular H-1B visa program, to the Senate.

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