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FOREIGN STUDENTS NOT SELECTED IN H1B CAP LOTTERY STILL HAVE OPTIONS

 

In recent years, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has implemented a program whereby a randomized lottery determines which applicants will be eligible for H1B cap petitions. The initial selection process for fiscal year 2022 has now come to an end. If your name was not selected in this lottery, what can you do?

USCIS Completes 2018 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions Lottery Selection Entry

Litwin & Smith is pleased to announce many of our H1B Cap Petition filings were selected in the cap. Petitioners are asked to be patient as receipt notices or petition return notices are provided. Petitioners who are not selected in the H1B cap should call for a consultation to discuss their other viable US immigration employment options.

USCIS announced on May 3, 2017, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in their computer-generated random process. USCIS is returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected. But, due to the high volume of filings, USCIS is not providing a definite time frame for returning these petitions. USCIS asks petitioners not to inquire about the status of submitted cap-subject petitions until they receive a receipt notice or an unselected petition returned. USCIS will issue an announcement when all the unselected petitions are returned.

Additionally, USCIS is transferring some Form I-129 H-1B cap subject petitions from the Vermont Service Center to 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.

As previously announced on March 3, USCIS has temporarily suspended premium processing for all H-1B petitions, including cap-subject petitions, for up to six months. While H-1B premium processing is suspended, petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for a Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker which requests the H-1B nonimmigrant classification. While premium processing is suspended, USCIS will reject any Form I-907 filed with an H-1B petition.

We will keep you informed.

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