Today on May 3, 2017, USCIS announced that they've completed data entry for all FY2018 cap cases that were selected through the lottery. This means that USCIS will begin returning all H-1B cap petitions that were not selected this year.
Due to the high volume of cases they received for this year's cap, USCIS is unable to provide a definite time frame for returning these petitions. They will make another announcement once all the unselected petitions have been returned. Please note that it seems USCIS is still cashing filing checks for selected H-1B petitions which means that there are still some receipt notices being issued.
Due to the number of cases USCIS received for this year's cap and the number of non-cap cases they are still processing, USCIS is transferring some H-1B cap subject petitions from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center to balance the distribution of cap cases. Notices will be issued out for transferred cases.
If you have any questions regarding case status you can check it here, or please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
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