On April 7, 2015, USCIS announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year 2016 beginning on October 1, 2015.  USCIS has not yet announced the total number of applications received or the date on which it will conduct the random selection process. A random computer selection process will be run to select which of the received petitions will be considered to meet the caps of 65,000 visas for the general category and 20,000 under the advanced degree exemption. Petitions that are not selected will be rejected and the filing fees returned.