H1b Visa Latest News Update 2021
There is no latest News updates for h1b visa 2020 as on September 1 2019. Keep visiting this website for latest updates.
H1b Visa Lottery Date 2021
Mostly h1b visa lottery happens on April 5 of each year. But this is not fixed. Sometimes it may change. For example if number of applications are huge then they can delay lottery date as processing applications takes time. As of now there is no official announcement on h1b visa lottery for fiscal year 2021.
H1b Visa Application Deadline Date 2021
Every year USCIS start accepting application from 1st April. So, Most probably USCIS will begin accepting H-1B cap petitions for FY 2021 on April 1, 2020. But there is no official announcement yet. And the last date of applications submission should be July 5 20120 as h1b visa lottery likely to take place on the 1st week of April. Again this may change once we have official announcement. We still have long way to go.
H1b Visa Cap For FY 2021
There is no change in the h1b visa cap for fiscal year 2021. So USCIS will keep the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap for fiscal year 2021.
H1b Visa application process for FY 2021
Application process will be same as 2019. Please visit this link for more info. How to get h1b visa | How to apply for h1b visa? Application Process.
Will Trump reduce h1b visa cap ?
As of now there is no such news on H1b visa cap for fiscal year 2021. But definitely quota for master degree will be increased. USCIS is likely to increase the number of h1b allocations to master degree holders from United States. So if you are holding a degree from a recognized university or college in related fields in the US. Then your chance of getting H1b visa will be way higher than the normal applicants.
Mr Trump’s effects on H1b Program
From April 1 2019, USCIS is going to first select H-1B petitions (or registrations, once the registration requirement is implemented) submitted on behalf of all beneficiaries, including those that may be eligible for the advanced degree exemption. USCIS will then select from the remaining eligible petitions, a number projected to reach the advanced degree exemption.
The way USCIS changing the order in which USCIS counts these allocations will likely increase the number of petitions for beneficiaries with a master’s or higher degree from a U.S. It is expected that the change will result in an estimated increase of up to 16% ( which is almost equivalent to 5,340 workers) in the number of selected petitions for H-1B beneficiaries with a master’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution of higher education.
On April 18, 2017, President Trump issued the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order. This order instructed DHS to propose new rules. This order asked them to issue new guidance, to supersede or revise previous rules and guidance if appropriate. And directed them to protect the interests of U.S. workers in the administration of immigration system. The executive order specifically mentioned the H-1B program and directed DHS and other agencies to suggest reforms to help ensure that H-1B visas are awarded to the most skilled or highest-paid petition beneficiaries.
Impact Of Reversal of H1B Visa Lottery Order
Impact of Reversal of H1b Visa Lottery order will be huge. As per USCIS expected impact would be 16 percent increase in selection of Advance degree cap visa. The steps of h1b visa lottery will be changed as follows.
Before Lottery Reversal Rule. Steps For H1b Visa Lottery Order.
Step 1. Random lottery to select 20, 000 petitions for Advanced Degree cap.
Step 2. Not selected petitions of Advanced degree applicants will be added to general pool of H1b Visa petitions.
Step 3. Random lottery again to select 65,000 H1B visa petitions in regular cap.
After Lottery Reversal Rule. Steps For H1b Visa Lottery Order 2020.
Step 1. Random lottery to select 65, 000 petitions under general category. This includes general petitions and Advanced Degree petitions.
Step 2. Not selected petitions of Advanced degree applicants will be added to pool for second lottery.
Step 3. There will be second lottery to select 20,000 H1B Visas for advanced degree petitions.
The H-1B Visa Program
H1b visa allows foreign nationals to work in the United States temporarily. The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers. Companies can hire foreign nationals in occupations that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge. And the employee (H1b Applicant ) should hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specific specialty or its equivalent. H-1B specialty occupations may include fields such as science, engineering and information technology, and fields such as teaching and accounting.
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