Global Immigration Update – United States | Hudson McKenzie

Global Immigration Update – United States

March 7, 2018 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

United States: H-1B petitions for skilled foreign workers now accepted

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) recently announced that the US will start accepting H-1B petitions from cap-subject employers for skilled foreign workers.

This is important because the USCI may only approve 65,000 new H-1B petitions per fiscal year, as a cap, with an additional 20,000 available each fiscal year for individuals with advanced degrees from US institutions.

If enough petitions are received by the USCI then petitions are no longer accepted – in which a lottery system is put in place so as for cases to be chosen for processing.

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