Sep. 18, 2022
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated cap on H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers for the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2023. Sept. 12, 2022, was the final receipt date for new cap-subject H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date before April 1, 2023. USCIS will reject new cap-subject H-2B petitions received after Sept. 12, 2022, that request an employment start date before April 1, 2023.
USCIS continues to accept H-2B petitions that are exempt from the congressionally mandated cap. This includes petitions for:
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