United States returns all unselected H-1B petitions

Aug 01, 2018, 11:36 IST | Agencies

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services said that it has returned all the unselected H-1B petitions for the fiscal year 2019, beginning October 1, which were submitted to the agency in April

United States returns all unselected H-1B petitions

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services yesterday said that it has returned all the petitions of H1-B visas, popular among Indian IT professionals, that were not selected in the computer-generated lottery system in April.

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services said that it has returned all the unselected H-1B petitions for the fiscal year 2019, beginning October 1, which were submitted to the agency in April.

The mandated cap of 65,000 H-1B visas and another 20,000 in the advanced degree categories were reached within the first five days after the USCIS started accepting applications. As an H-1B non-immigrant, the applicant may be admitted for a period of three years.

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