US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would start accepting new H-1B visa petitions for the fiscal year 2020 starting April 1, the media reported.
In January, the USCIS introduced a change in the order in which allocations would be counted.
The agency will now put all the petitions including the ones with advanced degree in the regular cap. In the second round, it will select the remaining petitions. The new order is expected to increase chances of petitioners with a US Master’s degree.
Like previous years, the regular visa cap limit for H-1B this year remains at 65,000.
Additionally, another 20,000 petitioners, who possess a Master’s, or a higher degree from a US university, will also get the visas.