A US federal agency responsible for the approval of H-1B work visas has returned all the H-1B petitions that were not selected in the computer-generated lottery system in April.
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today said that it has returned all the unselected H-1B petitions for the fiscal year 2019, beginning October 1, and were submitted to it in April.
The Congressional-mandated cap of 65,000 H-1B visas and another 20,000 in the advanced degree categories were reached within the first five days after USCIS started accepted H-1B applications in April.
On April 6, USCIS received 94,213 H-1B petitions in the general category and 95,885 in the advanced degree category, as a result of which the federal agency resorted to a computerised draw of lots to select the successful applicants. Petitions of those not selected have now been returned.
(This article has not been edited by Zeebiz editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)