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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. As of the last count (10/30/17); 12,913 beneficiaries have been approved and 1,812 are pending for a total of 14,725.


The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2018 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (10/30/17); 0 beneficiaries have been approved and 0 are pending for a total of 0.

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. As of the last count (10/16/17); 11,456 beneficiaries have been approved and 1,756 are pending for a total of 13,212.


The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2018 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (10/16/17); 0 beneficiaries have been approved and 0 are pending for a total of 0.

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. As of the last count (9/18/17); 6,418 beneficiaries have been approved and 1,468 are pending for a total of 7,886.


The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2018 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (9/18/17); 0 beneficiaries have been approved and 0 are pending for a total of 0.

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. As of the last count (9/6/17); 4,580 beneficiaries have been approved and 1,240 are pending for a total of 5,820.


The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2018 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (9/6/17); 0 beneficiaries have been approved and 0 are pending for a total of 0.

On Monday, March 13, 2017, USCIS announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-2B petitions to reach the congressionally mandated cap (66,000) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. March 13, 2017 is now the “final receipt date” for cap-subject H-2B worker requesting employment start dates before October 1, 2017. The “final receipt date” is the date on which USCIS determined that it has received enough cap-subject petitions to reach the limit of H-2B workers for FY2017.

USCIS will reject new H-2B petitions that were received after March 13, 2017 and that request an employment start date before October 1, 2017, but there are some exceptions!

The exceptions are listed below:

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 2017 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (1/10/17) this first half cap count has been reached. Please read USCIS update below!


The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2017 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (2/28/17); 14,348 beneficiaries have been approved and 9,430 are pending for a total of 23,778.

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 2017 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (1/10/17) this first half cap count has been reached. Please read USCIS update below!


The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2017 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (2/17/17); 6,731 beneficiaries have been approved and 8,375 are pending for a total of 15,106.

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 2017 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (1/10/17) this first half cap count has been reached. Please read USCIS update below!


The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2017 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (2/9/17); 2,523 beneficiaries have been approved and 5,576 are pending for a total of 8,099.

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 2017 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (12/19/16); 17,003 beneficiaries have been approved and 4,250 are pending for a total of 21,253.


The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2017 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (12/19/16); 0 beneficiaries have been approved and 0 are pending for a total of 0.

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 2017 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (12/1/16); 13,566 beneficiaries have been approved and 2,028 are pending for a total of 15,597.


The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2017 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (12/1/16); 0 beneficiaries have been approved and 0 are pending for a total of 0.