USCIS Completed Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B CAP-Subject Petition

May 04, 2017

USCIS has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in the computer-generated random process. USCIS will shortly begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected. Due to the high volume of filings, USCIS is unable to provide a definite time frame for returning these petitions. Therefore, USCIS has requested that petitioners refrain from inquiring about the status of submitted cap-subject petitions until they receive a receipt notice or an unselected petition is returned. USCIS will issue an announcement once all the unselected petitions have been returned. 

Additionally, USCIS is transferring some Form I-129 H-1B cap subject petitions from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center to balance the distribution of cap cases. A notification will be sent to the relevant parties if a case has been transferred. If a case has been transferred and notification received, all future correspondence should be forwarded to the new Service Center processing the case.  

Please stay tuned to our website for current information on the H-1B and other immigration related matters.

Thank you.