• Preparing for H-1B Cap Season in Fiscal Year 2018
  • February 20, 2017
  • Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - McLean Office
  • This year’s H-1B cap is fast approaching. USCIS will start accepting new H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2018 on April 1, 2017. Although the federal government annually allocates 65,000 H-1B visas to eligible foreign national employees, USCIS receives far more H-1B petitions within the first weeks or even days of April during each fiscal year - leading to a random selection process that leaves many applicants waiting in the wings until the following year.