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USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions; Will Start Returning Cases That Were Not Picked in This Year’s H-1B Lottery

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USCIS confirms that it has completed the data entry of the H-1B quota cases that were selected in this year’s H-1B lottery. It also confirms that it will start to return those cases that were not selected in this year’s lottery. Just like in years’ past, this return process can take a few weeks to a few months for the USCIS to complete. And at the same time, the H-1B employer/petitioner can still expect to receive H-1B quota receipt notices. USCIS has advised all petitioners to wait for mailings to reach them in the coming weeks and months, as the USCIS will also make a final announcement once it has returned all the unselected H-1B quota petitions.

Should our readers have any questions about the H-1B quota selection process, please feel free to contact our office for further consultation.