USCIS reaches CW-1 cap for fiscal 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced on Oct. 22 that the cap of 12,998 workers who may be issued Northern Mariana Islands-Only Transitional Worker visas or otherwise provided with CW-1 status for fiscal 2017 has been reached. Oct. 14 was the final receipt date for CW-1 worker petitions requesting an employment start date before Oct. 1, 2017.

USCIS will reject CW-1 petitions that were received on or after Oct. 15 and that request an employment start date before Oct. 1, 2017. This includes CW-1 petitions for extensions of stay . . .

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