2017 H-1B Cap Met. Lottery Completed.

imagesUSCIS just announced that they have completed the random lottery for the H-1B cap.  This means that, shortly, they will begin sending out receipt notices for those applications that were selected, and then they will return those applications that were not.  Although no timeframe was given, we would assume that the receipts should be sent out over the next two weeks or so.

In addition, USCIS indicated that they received over 236,000 H-1B applications for this years cap, almost 3 times as many applications as there are spots available.  This means many applications will not be accepted this year.

Lastly, USICS has re-iterated that they will begin Premium Processing on these cases prior to May 16, 2016.  However, they gave no more details in terms of when, exactly premium processing would begin.  We will update you with any further developments.


Author: Adam Frank, Esquire

I am an immigration attorney with over 20 years of experience. I was graduated from Brandeis University undergrad in 1990 and then spent a year traveling around Central America. In 1991 I began attending the University of Baltimore School of Law and was graduated in 1994. I began working in Immigration Law in 1998 when I joined a small law firm and, in 2000 opened my own firm with my law partner Ed Leavy. Sadly, Ed passed away in 2011. I am still a partner in my own firm with my current partner Brendan Delaney. Our firm is Frank & Delaney Immigration Law, LLC.

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