USCIS Finishes Data Entry of H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

Maria del Carmen Ramos
Maria del Carmen Ramos

On May 2, 2016, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) notified stakeholders and the public that it completed data entry of all fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected by its random computer-generated lottery.  At this time, USCIS will begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected. Due to the high volume of filings, it will take some time for USCIS to return these petitions and a definite timeframe for the unselected petitions remains unknown.

Moreover, 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. If a case is transferred, the company’s attorney or accredited representative will be notified by mail. After receiving the notification, all future correspondence should be addressed to the center processing the petition.

Continue to check back with us for updates on the status of this important immigration issue. For more information, please contact Maria del Carmen Ramos at 813.227.2252 or

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