• Streetshitters Start Your Engines: USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2018 Beginning April 3

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      • Posted 03/18/2017 09:06 PM - Hide
      • Release Date: March 15, 2017
        WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2018 cap on April 3, 2017. All cap-subject H-1B petitions filed before April 3, 2017, for the FY 2018 cap will be rejected.

        The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor's degree or higher in the specific specialty, or its equivalent. H-1B specialty occupations may include fields such as science, engineering and information technology.

        Congress set a cap of 65,000 H-1B visas per fiscal year. An advanced degree exemption from the H-1B cap is available for 20,000 beneficiaries who have earned a U.S. master's degree or higher. The agency will monitor the number of petitions received and notify the public when the H-1B cap has been met. 

        USCIS recently announced a temporary suspension of premium processing for all H-1B petitions starting April 3 for up to six months. While H-1B premium processing is suspended, petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, for a Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker which requests the H-1B nonimmigrant classification. While premium processing is suspended any Form I-907 filed with an H-1B petition will be rejected. If the petitioner submits one combined check for both the Form I-907 and Form I-129 H-1B fees, both forms will be rejected.

        H-1B petitioners must follow all statutory and regulatory requirements as they prepare petitions to avoid delays in processing and possible requests for evidence. The filing fee for Form I-129 has increased to $460, and petitioners no longer have 14 days to correct a dishonored payment. If any fee payments are not honored by the bank or financial institution, USCIS will reject the entire H-1B petition without the option for the petitioner to correct it.

        Form M-735, Optional Checklist for Form I-129 H-1B Filings (PDF, 278 KB), provides detailed information on how to complete and submit an FY 2018 H-1B petition.

        For more information on the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program and current Form I-129 processing times, visit the H-1B FY 2018 Cap Season Web page or call the National Customer Service Center at 800-375-5283 or 800-767-1833 (TDD for the hearing impaired). To subscribe to the H-1B Cap Season email updates go to the H1B FY 2018 Cap Season Web page.

        For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit uscis.gov or follow us on Twitter (@uscis), YouTube (/uscis), and Facebook(/uscis).
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      • Re: Streetshitters Start Your Engines: USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2018 Beginning April 3
        Posted 03/20/2017 08:55 PM - Hide
      • Pleased to be doing the needful
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        :apu:
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      • Re: Streetshitters Start Your Engines: USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2018 Beginning April 3
        Posted 03/21/2017 12:01 AM - Hide
      • Trump better act fast to prevent treasonous H1-B program.
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      • Re: Streetshitters Start Your Engines: USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2018 Beginning April 3
        Posted 03/21/2017 12:19 AM - Hide
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        Trump better act fast to prevent treasonous H1-B program.

        Trump won't do anything. All talk, no action. Another 85,000 Americans are about to get SHITCANNED.
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      • Re: Streetshitters Start Your Engines: USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2018 Beginning April 3
        Posted 03/21/2017 12:24 AM - Hide
      • Strict vetting, approve one per day.

        :murrica:
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