The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced yesterday that it has completed the data entry for all H-1B cap petitions selected in the FY2019 lottery held in April. Because receipts are mailed on a rolling basis as the data entry for each selected petition is completed, it is still possible that additional receipts for petitions selected in the lottery will arrive later this week.

The USCIS will now begin the process of returning to the attorneys of record those petitions that were not selected in the lottery. In past years, the return process lasted into July.