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H-1B Cap FY2018 starts on April 3, 2017!

Bridge Team Member

It’s that time of year again!

The H-1B Cap FY2018 will start on Monday, April 3, 2017. USCIS will start accepting H-1B Cap petitions on April 3, 2017 and will continue to accept petitions for five (5) business days. This means that all Cap petitions must be received by USCIS by the end of the day on Friday, April 7,2017 in order to be eligible for this year’s lottery.

After your case is filed, you’ll receive an email confirmation from Bridge. Please note that all petitions received on April 3rd to April 7th will have equal chances of selection in the lottery. So if you don’t receive a filing email confirmation on April 3rd, don’t worry! We will be sure your petition is filed in a timely manner.

USCIS has not released any information as to when we should start expecting receipt notices for H-1B Cap cases selected in the lottery. However, we are hoping to see receipts start to come in late April/early May. We will send an update out at the end of April if we do not hear anything from back USCIS.

Every year we receive questions about what happens after an H-1B Cap petition is filed so we’ve compiled a list of FAQs for your reference:

What happens after my H-1B Cap petition is filed?


Can I travel after my H-1B Cap case been filed?


What is the Cap-Gap extension?


How do I apply for a US visa stamp?


What if my H-1B Cap wasn’t selected in this year’s lottery?


If you have any additional questions or have any concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at support@bridge.us!


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