H-1B Cap Prep

Your go-to resource for everything you need to know for the 2019 (FY 2020) 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.

  • 5 Ways Technology is Helping Small Businesses with H-1B Cap Season

    5 Ways Technology is Helping Small Businesses with H-1B Cap Season

    Immigration technology gives small business owners peace of mind during the often-complicated H-1B cap season.

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  • H-1B Cap Season is Around the Corner.
    Refresh your H-1B Knowledge

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  • H-1B Cap Petition Survival Guide 2019

    H-1B Cap Petition Survival Guide 2019

    H-1B Cap Season is right around the corner and we've prepared a guide for you that will help you get through the process from start to finish.

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  • H-1B Visa Cap Petition Checklist

    H-1B Visa Cap Petition Checklist

    Gathering the right documents is an important step in the H-1B cap petition process. Use this checklist to guide you throughout cap season.

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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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  • How to File Your H-1B Visa Petition: Starting the Process

    How to File Your H-1B Visa Petition: Starting the Process

    Learn how to file your H-1B visa petition, starting with getting in touch with the right legal experts to gathering and submitting necessary documents.

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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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  • H-1B Cap Prep Series Part 1: Preparing for FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season49:30

    H-1B Cap Prep Series Part 1: Preparing for FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season

    we'll present H-1B best practices for collecting documents and filing LCAs, in addition to dealing with potential Requests for Evidence (RFEs).

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  • H-1B Cap Prep Series Part 2: 6 Ingredients for Your Best H 1B Cap Petition36:21

    H-1B Cap Prep Series Part 2: 6 Ingredients for Your Best H 1B Cap Petition

    Completing and submitting an H-1B cap petition requires attention to detail and time, which is why it's beneficial to start thinking about cap petitions sooner rather than later.

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  • H-1B Cap Prep Part 3: Requests for Evidence and Their Impact on Petitions34:42

    H-1B Cap Prep Part 3: Requests for Evidence and Their Impact on Petitions

    With increased scrutiny from USCIS, it's more important than ever to understand the H-1B cap petition process and the actions you'll need to take should you receive an RFE.

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  • H-1B Cap Season Document Checklist

    H-1B Cap Season Document Checklist

    There are many steps in creating a successful H-1B Person in Specialty Occupation visa petition. One of the most important is collecting all the supporting documents needed to build a strong case....

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  • F-1 "Cap-Gap" and Work Authorization Update

    F-1 "Cap-Gap" and Work Authorization Update

    F-1 students who were working pursuant to “cap-gap” and have an H-1B petition that remains pending must have stopped working as of September 30, 2018.

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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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  • H-1B Trends: Is It the Best Visa to Fill the Skills Gap?

    H-1B Trends: Is It the Best Visa to Fill the Skills Gap?

    Competition for H-1Bs has gone down recently. We've yet to see the numbers for the FY 2019 cap, but 2017 H-1B visa trends show a decline.

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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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  • USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2019 Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Petitions

    USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2019 Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Petitions

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  • USCIS Clarifies Policy for H-1B Third-Party Worksite Petitions

    USCIS Clarifies Policy for H-1B Third-Party Worksite Petitions

    Find out the details of the latest clarification from USCIS on the policy for H-1B third-party worksite petitions and what it means for employers.

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  • Ideal H-1B LCA Filing Date For the H-1B Cap is March 1

    Ideal H-1B LCA Filing Date For the H-1B Cap is March 1

    Find out the ideal H-1B LCA filing date, what you need to know before filing, and why timing and content matter to your H-1B visa petition.

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  • Top H-1B Visa Petition Questions Answered: Attorney Q&A

    Top H-1B Visa Petition Questions Answered: Attorney Q&A

    Get answers to your top H-1B visa questions from an immigration attorney, including deadlines, definitions and details about the lottery.

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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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  • H-1B vs H-3 Visa Petitions: What Are the Core Differences?

    H-1B vs H-3 Visa Petitions: What Are the Core Differences?

    This comparison looks at H-1B vs H-3 visas, exploring the key differences, eligibility, stay periods, annual caps and benefits for each visa.

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