This morning (April 6, 2018), USCIS updated the most recent news about H-1B that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions for 65,000 regular cap and 20,000 master’s cap.

USCIS also announce that it will continue to accept cap-exempt H-1B petitions. “Petitions filed for current H-1B workers who have been counted previously against the cap, and who still retain their cap number, will also not be counted toward the FY 2019 H-1B cap”. USCIS will continue to accept petitions filed to:

  1. Extend the amount of time a current H-1b worker may remain in the U.S. (H-1B extensions);
  2. Change the terms of employment for current H-1B workers (H-1B petition requesting a change in previously approved employment);
  3. Allow current H-1B workers to change employers (H-1B petition request a change of employer); and
  4. Allow current H-1B workers to work concurrently in a second H-1B position.


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