H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 2/28/18 – Cap Count Reached!

H-2B Cap Count for FY 2018 has been reached –USCIS Completes Random Selection Process for H-2B Visa Cap for Second Half of FY 2018

 

The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. There is a cap limit of 33,000 for the first half of the fiscal year and 33,000 for the second half for a total of 66,000 per year. If the cap is not reached during the first half of the fiscal year, the extra numbers are then made available for the second half.

 

The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2018 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. On 12/15/17, the cap for the 1st half of FY 2018 was reached, with the 33,000 total beneficiaries and date of the last count was 12/19/17.

The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2018 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. On 2/27/18, the cap for the 2nd half of FY 2018 was reached, with the 33,000 total beneficiaries and date of the last count was 2/28/18.

 

 

Source of Information:

USCIS.gov, 3/1/18, Web Page:

Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants

 

USCIS.gov, 3/1/18, News Release:

USCIS Completes Random Selection Process for H-2B Visa Cap for Second Half of FY 2018

 

Related Link:

USCIS.gov, 2/15/18, Web Page:

H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers