USCIS received 201,011 H-1B petitions during the filing period, beginning on April 1, 2019. On April 5, 2019, USCIS announced that it had received a sufficient number of petitions projected as needed to reach the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap for fiscal year 2020. On April 10, 2019, USCIS announced it had determined it had received a number of petitions projected to meet the 20,000 H-1B visa Master’s cap.
Sometime no later than May 20, 2019, USCIS will begin premium processing for those CAP H-1B petitioners that concurrently filed the premium processing while requesting a change of status petitions. Premium processing for all other FY2020 Cap-subject H-1B petitions, will not begin until at least June 2019.
Iandoli Desai and Cronin, P.C. will provide H-1B updates as they become available.