USCIS Has Reached H-2B Cap for Fiscal Year 2015

USCIS has received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015. March 26, 2015 was the final receipt date for new H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date before October 1, 2015.

USCIS will reject new H-2B petitions that:

  • Request an employment start date before October 1, 2015; and
  • Were received after March 26, 2015.

Please note that employers may file petitions up to 120 days prior to the employment start date. USCIS will reject new H-2B petitions filed more than 120 days prior to the employment start date.