Monday, May 4, 2015
Newsflash – USCIS Completes FY 2016 H-1B Cap Data Entry
On Monday, May 4, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has completed data entry for all fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected during its computer-generated random “lottery” process, which concluded on Monday, April 13, 2015.
USCIS is still delivering Receipt Notices for selected cases to petitioners and attorneys of record, and will now begin returning all submitted petitions that were not selected as well. Due to the high volume of filings, totaling roughly 223,000, the timeframe for returning the rejected petitions is uncertain. USCIS will issue an announcement once all petitions have been returned.
For more information, please see the related alert here.