H-1B Visa Lottery

Your go-to resource for everything you need to know for the 2018 H-1B visa lottery for cap-subject petitions.

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

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

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

    In general, The H visa category allows employers to sponsor specialty workers for temporary assignments in the United States. If you’re considering the H-3 as an alternative to the H-1B visa,...

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  • L-1 Visa vs H-1B Visa: Eligibility and Benefits

    L-1 Visa vs H-1B Visa: Eligibility and Benefits

    A comparative look at the L-1 visa vs H-1B demonstrates the side-by-side benefits and eligibility requirements for both U.S. visas.

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  • L-1 Visa vs H-1B Visa: Eligibility and Benefits

    L-1 Visa vs H-1B Visa: Eligibility and Benefits

    Now that H-1B Cap season is over, visa approvals and rejections will soon start rolling in for those companies that submitted petitions. Many who did not make the cut will be looking at H-1B visa...

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  • H-1B Application Denied: Now What?

    H-1B Application Denied: Now What?

    Learn what to expect if you end up with an H-1B application denied, including the best alternatives to sponsor your essential foreign national talent.

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  • H-1B Application Denied: Now What?

    H-1B Application Denied: Now What?

    On April 2, USCIS began accepting applications for the H-1B visa lottery, and if last year is any indication of the time it will take to close, it should be around five days. Looking at an H-1B...

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  • USCIS Reached H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2019

    USCIS Reached H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2019

    On April 6, USCIS announced that they reached the mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal year 2019, as well as the 20,000 visa master’s cap.

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  • USCIS Reached H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2019

    USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree...

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  • H-1B Application Accepted: Now What?

    H-1B Application 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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  • H-1B Application Accepted: Now What?

    H-1B Application Accepted: Now What?

    H-1B cap season is here. On April 2, USCIS began accepting applications for the H-1B visa lottery, and if last year is any indication of the time it will take to close, it should be around five...

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

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

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

    It’s undeniable that competition for the H-1B visa, the most preferred employment-based visa in U.S. immigration, has gone down recently. We have yet to see the numbers for the FY 2019 cap season,...

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  • USCIS Issues Temporary H-1B Premium Processing Suspension for FY 2019 Cap-Subject Petitions

    USCIS Issues Temporary H-1B Premium Processing Suspension for FY 2019 Cap-Subject Petitions

    On March 20, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a temporary H-1B premium processing suspension for all Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap-subject H-1B visa...

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  • USCIS Issues Temporary H-1B Premium Processing Suspension for FY2019 Cap-Subject Petitions

    On March 20, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a temporary H-1B premium processing suspension for all Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap-subject H-1B visa...

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  • H-1B Visa Alternatives Guide

    H-1B Visa Alternatives Guide

    Whether your a petition was not selected into the H-1B visa lottery, or changing business conditions resulted in unanticipated hiring needs, it’s important to know what H-1B visa alternatives exist.

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  • Need More Efficiency During H-1B Season?

    Need More Efficiency During H-1B Season?

    HR departments could benefit from more efficiency during H-1B season so other HR tasks and strategic work doesn't go ignored. Here's how.

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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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