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:
- Extend the amount of time a current H-1b worker may remain in the U.S. (H-1B extensions);
- Change the terms of employment for current H-1B workers (H-1B petition requesting a change in previously approved employment);
- Allow current H-1B workers to change employers (H-1B petition request a change of employer); and
- Allow current H-1B workers to work concurrently in a second H-1B position.
Cite and refer to https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-reaches-fy-2019-h-1b-cap