US to begin accepting H-1B visa petitions for FY20 on April 1: USCIS

In order to increase transparency, the USCIS will also launch a new 'employer data hub'

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Neha Alawadhi New Delhi
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) late on Tuesday night said it will begin accepting H1B visa petitions used extensively by Indian technology firms on April 1.
It also said the premium processing or ‘tatkal’ scheme of H1B visa will begin by May 20. The premium processing will be offered in two-phases — the first phase will include FY20 cap-subject H1B petitions requesting a change of status; the second phase will include all other FY20 cap-subject petitions.

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First Published: Mar 19 2019 | 11:55 PM IST

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