Have you submitted your H-2B petitions yet?
Jan. 26 was the final receipt date for H-2B worker visa petitions asking for an employment start date before April 1. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Feb. 2 it reached its H-2B cap for the first half of the fiscal year 2015. This means the service has hit the total 33,000 H-2B petitions that are congressionally allotted for the first half of this year.
The USCIS will reject any H-2B petitions seeking a work start date before April 1 and received after Jan. 26.
However, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will continue to accept work visa applications for those who don’t apply to the congressional cap. Workers extending previously granted H-2B visas and spouses and children of H-2B workers are generally not counted toward the cap.
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