USCIS to Conduct Lottery for Temporary Increase in FY 2018 H-2B Cap

USCIS announced on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, that because of the large amount of petitions received in the first five business days, they will be using a computer-generated lottery to randomly select petitions for the temporary increase in H-2B visas for fiscal year (FY) 2018. Under a temporary rule, USCIS increased the H-2B cap by up to 15,000 additional visas for FY 2018. All H-2B cap-subject petitions received by the USCIS between May 31st and June 6th will be included in the lottery.

 

For more detailed information about this subject please review the USCIS News Alert, “USCIS to Conduct Lottery for Temporary Increase in FY 2018 H-2B Cap“.

 

 

Source of Information:

USCIS.gov, 6/6/18, News Alert:

USCIS to Conduct Lottery for Temporary Increase in FY 2018 H-2B Cap

 

USCIS.gov, 5/31/18, Web Page:

Temporary Increase in H-2B Nonimmigrant Visas for FY 2018

 

USCIS.gov, 5/31/18, Web Page:

Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants