U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has completed data entry of all FY 2018 H1B Cap petition selected in the H1B lottery. USCIS will now begin returning all H1B Cap petitions that were not selected in the 2017 H1B lottery. USCIS has not provided a time frame for returning these petitions, but has stated that it will issue an announcement once all the unselected petitions have been returned.
Transfer of H1B Cap Petitions
USCIS is transferring some 2017 H1B Cap petitions from Vermont Service Center to California Service Center. Petitioners whose cases are transferred will receive a notification in the mail in this regard.
NOTE: Petitioners receiving a notification regarding transfer of H1B Cap petitions must make sure to send all future correspondence regarding the case to the Service Center processing the petition.