USCIS announced (by email alert) on Monday, May 2, 2016 that they have completed the data entry of all Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 H-1B cap – subjected petitions that have been selected randomly through a computer generated process. USCIS will begin returning all H-1B petitions that were not selected but because of the large amount received; the return time frame is unknown. They also ask that petitioners not contact them until they have received a receipt notice or had their unselected petition returned.
For more detailed information about this subject please review the USCIS News Alert, “USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions“.
Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 5/2/16, Email Alert:
USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions
USCIS.gov, 4/7/15, Web Page:
H-1B Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Cap Season