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.