USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2019 Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Petitions

Ian Helms

On Tuesday, May 15, USCIS announced it completed data entry of fiscal year 2019 cap-subject H-1B visa petitions.

Please see below for the full USCIS announcement:

USCIS has completed data entry for all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random selection process. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected. Due to the high volume of filings, USCIS cannot provide a definite time frame for returning unselected petitions. USCIS asks petitioners not to inquire about the status of their cap-subject petitions until they receive a receipt notice or an unselected petition is returned. USCIS will issue an announcement once all the unselected petitions have been returned.

Additionally, USCIS may transfer some Form I-129 H-1B cap subject petitions between the Vermont Service Center and the California Service Center to balance the distribution of cap cases. If your case is transferred, you will receive notification in the mail. After receiving the notification, please send all future correspondence to the center processing your petition.

If you are an Envoy customer, please note that our affiliated law firm expects that notices will arrive throughout the month of June and our policy is to first contact employers if a case is not selected in the lottery.  If you receive a USCIS case number, this generally means that your case was selected in the lottery.

Please visit our H-1B Visa Lottery Resource Center and subscribe to our blog for more information including steps to take if you've had an H-1B petition accepted or an H-1B petition denied.

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