USCIS to Begin Accepting Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Petitions on April 2, 2018

    View Author February 2018

    On Monday, April 2, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B specialty occupation visa petitions for employment during fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019). Applications will likely only be accepted for approximately one week following April 2, 2018, so employers should submit H-1B petitions on that date or within a few days thereafter. Employment in H-1B status based on approved FY 2019 petition cannot go into effect until at least October 1, 2018. This alert contains key information for employers to know prior to the April 2 commencement of the application period.