H-1B Cap Prep

Your go-to resource for everything you need to know for the 2020 (FY 2021) H-1B cap. Materials here have been curated for beginners to the H-1B petition process, individuals familiar with the process but who would like more knowledge, and advanced practitioners who would like to optimize and improve their current systems.

  • USCIS Publishes Final Memo Regarding Employer-Employee Relationship Scrutiny and Related USCIS Practices

    USCIS Publishes Final Memo Regarding Employer-Employee Relationship Scrutiny and Related USCIS Practices

    On Friday, June 19, USCIS published a memorandum implementing a previously announced settlement with business group ITService Alliance to overturn policies on H-1B visas.

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  • Recent Court Decision Overturns Employer-Employee Relationship Scrutiny and Related USCIS Practices

    Recent Court Decision Overturns Employer-Employee Relationship Scrutiny and Related USCIS Practices

    Earlier this week, USCIS settled a lawsuit with the business group ITService Alliance to overturn policies on employer-employee relationship scrutiny on H-1B visas.

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  • USCIS Announces Delays in Receipt Notice Generation for H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

    USCIS Announces Delays in Receipt Notice Generation for H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

    USCIS announced that petitioners should expect a delay in receipt notice issuance for fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions until at least May 1, 2020.

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  • FY 2021 H-1B Cap Petitions May Be Filed as of April 1

    FY 2021 H-1B Cap Petitions May Be Filed as of April 1

    USCIS confirmed that it will start accepting fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap petitions starting April 1, 2020.

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  • H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

    H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

    USCIS announced on Friday, March 27, 2020, that it has received enough electronic registrations during the initial period (March 1-20, 2020) to reach the FY 2021 H-1B cap.

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  • USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for FY 2021 Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions

    USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for FY 2021 Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions

    USCIS announced the temporary suspension of premium processing for all FY 2021 cap-subject H-1B visa petitions.

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  • H-1B Electronic Registration: Q&A with GIA Managing Attorney Anne Walsh

    H-1B Electronic Registration: Q&A with GIA Managing Attorney Anne Walsh

    Envoy sat down with GIA Managing Attorney Anne Walsh to learn more about electronic registration and what employers need to know going into FY 2021 cap season.

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  • H-1B Cap Prep: How to Support Your Employees Before, During and After the Petition

    H-1B Cap Prep: How to Support Your Employees Before, During and After the Petition

    Consider these practices during H-1B cap season to improve the employee experience before, during and after the petition process.

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  • USCIS Will Implement H-1B Electronic Registration for FY 2021

    USCIS Will Implement H-1B Electronic Registration for FY 2021

    USCIS will implement the H-1B electronic registration system for Fiscal Year 2021 cap season, the agency announced Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

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  • A Beginner’s Guide To The H-1B Lottery

    A Beginner’s Guide To The H-1B Lottery

    FY 2021 H-1B cap season is approaching, making now the perfect time to brush up on the petition process.

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  • [Rerun] The Definitive Guide To H-1B Alternatives

    [Rerun] The Definitive Guide To H-1B Alternatives

    The H-1B isn't the only employment-based visa employers can utilize when sponsoring foreign talent. If you're a human resources professional seeking alternatives to the H-1B, don't miss this webinar.

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to the H -1B Lottery59:04

    A Beginner’s Guide to the H -1B Lottery

    With the FY 2021 H-1B cap season approaching, it’s the perfect time to brush up on the H-1B lottery.

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  • [Slide Deck] A Beginner's Guide to The H-1B Lottery

    [Slide Deck] A Beginner's Guide to The H-1B Lottery

    With the FY 2021 H-1B cap season approaching, it’s the perfect time to brush up on the H-1B lottery.

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  • USCIS Finalizes $10 H-1B Visa Registration Fee

    USCIS Finalizes $10 H-1B Visa Registration Fee

    Petitioning employers will need to pay a $10 non-refundable fee for each H-1B electronic registration, according to a new rule from USCIS.

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  • H-1B Petitioners May Have To Pay New Fee, According To Proposed Rule

    H-1B Petitioners May Have To Pay New Fee, According To Proposed Rule

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has filed a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require petitioners seeking to file H-1B visa petitions to pay a small electronic registration fee.

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  • USCIS Will Resume Premium Processing For Remaining Cap Subject Petitions on June 10

    USCIS Will Resume Premium Processing For Remaining Cap Subject Petitions on June 10

    USCIS announced it will resume premium processing for all remaining FY 2020 H-1B visa petitions.

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  • 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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