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.

  • 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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  • Rough H-1B Cap season? See how tech can help.

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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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  • DHS Releases Final Rule Regarding H-1B Cap Petitions

    DHS Releases Final Rule Regarding H-1B Cap Petitions

    On January 30, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the final rule that amends regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions.

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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 Cap Prep Series: How to Support Your Employees Before, During and After the Petition45:43

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

    In this webinar with Envoy and its affiliated law firm, Global Immigration Associates, you will learn how to support your employees before, during and after the petition process.

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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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  • 3 Ways Technology is Helping Companies Stay Compliant During H-1B Cap Season

    3 Ways Technology is Helping Companies Stay Compliant During H-1B Cap Season

    FY 2020 H-1B cap season is here, and technology is here to help you stay compliant.

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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • [Slide Deck] H-1B Cap Prep Part 3: Requests for Evidence and Their Impact on Petitions

    [Slide Deck] 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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