USCIS announced on April, 17 2017 that it has completed entering the required information for the H-1B cap-subject petitions that were selected in this year’s lottery. USCIS received a total of 199,000 for FY 2018 as opposed to 236,000 peitions for FY 2017, a reduction of 37,000 petitions which improves petitioner's odd of selection but is still well above the 65,000 general-category cap and the 20,000 cap under the advanced degree exemption for H-1B visas. Premium processing continues to be suspended for cap -exempt H-1B petitions.
We will continue to update our clients as we receive receipt notices and/or returned petitions from the USCIS. If you have any questions, please contact your Maggio + Kattar attorney.