USCIS announced on May 3, 2017, that it has completed data entry for all H-1B cap-subject petitions selected for the 2018 fiscal year. The petitions were selected using a computer-generated random process. USCIS has started returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected. Due to the number of petitions received, USCIS did not provide a definite time frame for returning these petitions.
Additionally, USCIS is transferring some of the 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.
As previously announced on March 3, premium processing for all H-1B petitions has been temporarily suspended. 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 Non-immigrant Worker which requests the H-1B non-immigrant classification. .
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