Client Alerts

FY 2020 Cap Reached

04/08/2019

Seyfarth Synopsis: USCIS Announces the FY 2020 H-1B Cap Reached.
 
On April 5, 2019, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received sufficient H-1B petitions to meet the regular H-1B quota (or "cap") for Fiscal Year 2020, which begins on October 1, 2019. This means that USCIS received more than 65,000 H-1B petitions in the first week of filing (April 1 – April 5).  USCIS will next determine if it received a sufficient number of petitions to meet the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the Master’s cap.