17 Dec 2014 USC’S Accepts H Visa Petitions Exempt from Cap for Five More Years
Congress Extends H Visa Cap Exemption for Guam and CNM
Saipan, CNMI — The Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA), Public Law 110-229, included a provision that exempted H-IB and H-2B non-immigrant workers performing temporary labor or services in the CNMI and Guam from the Congressionally-mandated H-IB and H-2B annual numerical limitations (the “caps”)
from Now 28, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2014.
The enactment into law of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (HR. 83) extends this cap exemption for five years until Dec. 31 , 2019.
During this time period, a nonimmigrant worker granted H-IB or H-2B status for employment in Guam or the CNMI is not counted toward tie H-IB or H-2B caps.
More information on for filing for H-IB or H-2B nonimmigrant workers is provided in the Instructions for Form 1-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker at www.uscis.gov.
For general information about the H-IB classification, please see H-IB Specialty Occupations at www.uscis.gov.
For general information about the H-2B classification, please see H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers at www.uscis.gov.