Friday, April 3, 2020

USCIS RECEIVES 275,000 H-1B CAP REGISTRATIONS


USCIS announced that it has received “nearly” 275,000 H-1B cap registration during the March 1-20 filing period, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption.  This is considerably more than the 190,000 H-1B petitions received during the April 2018 (Fiscal Year 2019) filing period and 201,000 during the April 2019 (FY 2020) filing period.

USCIS is in the process of notifying H-1B cap lottery winners.  Based on the Congressional H-1B cap of 85,000 H-1B cap winners, Petitioners should expect about 31% of their H-1B cap filings to be H-1B cap winners because Congress only allows the USCIS to approve H-1B cap petitions.  H-1B winners have 90 days to submit their full H-1B cap petition to the USCIS. 

MU Law’s numbers track the USCIS macro-number.  So far, we have received notice that about 30% of our total registrations are H-1B cap winners.  MU Law is in the process of contacting H-1B winners. 

Unlike in past years, the USCIS will continue to update the H-1B cap winners list.  Therefore, additional winners may be added throughout the spring and summer.  USCIS is not expected to contact any H-1B lottery losers until all 85,000 approval notices are issued or the end of the 2021 fiscal year.

3 comments:

  1. Good day atty.
    AAIHR announced that the congress will try to recapture more than 4.5 millions unused visas for healthcare professional. Would it mean that they will approve more petitions ?

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  2. It's only a proposal at this stage, but we are working on something.

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  3. Hi atty.
    I hope that what you are working is a great news to all of us ( nurses) . Thank you and more power.

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