USCIS Returned All Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions

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USCIS Returned All Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions

On July 30, 2018, USCIS indicated it has returned all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in the H-1B lottery system (computer-generated random selection process).

Petitioners with H-1Bs that were received by USCIS between April 2 and April 6, 2018, and who have not received a receipt notice or a returned petition by August 13 should contact USCIS for assistance at .

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H-1B Cap Petitions Not Selected or Filed After H-1B Cap is Met:  Potential H-1B candidates who do not make it to the 2019 FY H-1B visa cap (October 1, 2018 employment start-date or later) have the options to have their H-1B cap petitions submitted or resubmitted to USCIS on or after April 1, 2019 (October 1, 2019 employment start-date or later) for the FY 2020 H-1B Cap. They may also consider other immigration options such as other nonimmigrant work status and self-petition green card filings, if eligible.


July 30, 2018


This article is intended for informational purposes only, and should not be relied on as legal advice or attorney-client relationship. By Aik Wan Kok, Lawyer USA Immigration Services, at Tiya; Tel: 703-772-8224 & info at tiyaimmigration dot com; Direct dial from abroad: 001-703-7728224 ;



Aik Wan Kok at Tiya represents companies, employers, individuals and families, located nationwide and internationally, in U.S. Immigration Law.  We focus on diverse immigration cases such as extraordinary ability; national interest waiver; PERM; green card; N-400 Naturalization; various waivers; H cases; L executive, manager and specialized knowledge professional; E treaty investor/trader; cases with USCIS, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Consulates and National Visa Center.


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