USCIS Completes CW-1 Cap Lottery for Fiscal Year 2019 and Returns All Unselected Petitions
On April 15, 2018, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to select enough petitions to meet the fiscal year (FY) 2019 cap of 4,999 for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) program.
USCIS announced on April 11 that it had received CW-1 petitions for more than the number of visas available for FY 2019 and that it would conduct a lottery for petitions received between April 2 and April 13.
The agency has completed data entry for all FY 2019 CW-1 cap-subject petitions selected in the lottery and has returned all petitions that were not selected in the lottery.
If you submitted a CW-1 cap-subject petition between April 2 and April 13 and have not received a receipt notice or a returned petition by May 16, you may contact USCIS for assistance.