USCIS Releases Guidance on Premium Processing for FY2020 H-1B Cap Petitions

Today USCIS officially announced that Premium Processing will be available for this year’s H-1B cap petitions. However, USCIS will be implementing premium processing in a two-phased approach, depending on whether the petition is being filed with a request for Change of Status or whether the petition is being filed for Consular Notification.

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FY2020 Diversity Visa Lottery Opens at 12 noon (EDT) On Wednesday, October 3, 2018


The Fiscal Year 2020 Diversity Visa lottery (DV-2020), which makes 50,000 green card numbers available each year to nationals of countries among six different geographic regions with low rates of immigration to the U.S., will be open for entries beginning noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, and will close for entries at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Eligible individuals who wish to participate in the program must apply in advance of the November 6th deadline and are encouraged to do as close to October 3rd as possible as heavy demand may result in website delays. No late entries or paper entries will be accepted.

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