USCIS Completed the CW-1 Visa Cap for 2018

Updated on Monday 26th June 2017

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that at the end of May 2017, the number of petitions available for the CW-1 visa reached the maximum number accepted by the local institution. Persons interested in immigration in Miami must know that the CW-1 visa (CNMI – Only Transnational Worker) is issued for foreigners who want to work in Miami, U.S. Also, it is necessary to know that persons may apply for the following year’s cap, which will accept a total number of less than 12,998 petitions. Our immigration lawyers in Miami can provide in-depth assistance on the requirements established when applying for the CW-1 visa

Important matters for the CW-1 visa in Miami  

Foreigners who have already applied for the issuance of the CW-1 visa should know that their application will be rejected if the documents were received after May 26th, 2017. In this case, the applicants will be entitled to receive a return of the fees they have paid during the application procedures. 

The CW-1 visa is a type of visa in Miami which is available for the employers registered in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands requesting temporary employment of workers

According to the applicable legislation in Miami, the CW-1 visa program will end on 31st December 2019 and the visa cap starts on October 1st and ends on September 30th. Our immigration attorney in Miami can provide more details on other matters related to the CW-1 program

It is also important to know that the visa cap for the CW-1 program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security, following the regulations available under the Consolidated Natural Resources Act

Types of petitions for the CW-1 visa 

Persons who want to apply for a visa under the CW-1 program are entitled to perform two main types of petitions:

•    new employment petitions;
•    extensions of their visas

Employers should know that it is highly recommended to apply for the CW-1 visa six months prior to the moment when the employment contract will be enforced. 

Persons interested in receiving more details on the CW-1 visa program are invited to contact our Miami immigration lawyer