USCIS returns all unselected H-1B applications

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On July 19, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has returned all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in their computer-generated random selection process.  

USCIS previously announced on May 3, that it completed data entry of all selected cap-subject petitions. 

If you submitted an H-1B cap-subject petition between April 3 and April 7, 2017 and have not received a receipt notice or a returned petition by July 31, you may contact USCIS for assistance. 

Premium Processing resumed
USCIS also recently announced that starting July 24, 2017, Premium Processing will resume for petitions that may be exempt from the cap if the H-1B petitioner is:

  • An institution of higher education;
  • A nonprofit related to or affiliated with an institution of higher education; or
  • A nonprofit research or governmental research organization.

Premium processing will also resume for petitions that may also be exempt if the beneficiary will be employed at a qualifying cap-exempt institution, organization or entity.

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