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ニュース&イベント: Immigration Update

USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2019

4.20.18
関連業務分野 移民法

On April 11, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had completed its fiscal year 2019 computer-generated random selection process to meet the statutory H-1B cap for regular H-1B petitions (65,000) and those filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption (20,000). For Fiscal Year 2019, the USCIS received 190,098 H-1B petitions.

USCIS selects H-1B petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption first. Thereafter, unselected advanced degree petitions become a part of the random selection process for the statutory 65,000 cap. In due time, the USCIS will issue receipt notices for those petitions selected in the Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B lottery and return all unselected petitions with their filing fees.