USCIS Announces Completion of H-1B Lottery for Fiscal Year 2017

Special Immigration Alert

Epstein Becker Green Immigration AlertOn April 12, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it had received more than 236,000 H-1B petitions subject to the quota for fiscal year 2017 (i.e., 65,000 for regular H-1B petitions, plus another 20,000 for those with advanced degrees from U.S. universities) and that it had completed the random selection process for the H-1B lottery. Electronic receipts are being sent out for cases filed via premium processing, and paper receipts should be sent out for the other selected cases within 30-45 days. The USCIS also announced that it will begin adjudicating premium processing cases that were selected in the H-1B lottery, no later than May 16, 2016.

Any questions about the H-1B cap or any other aspect of the immigration process should be addressed to your Epstein Becker Green attorney.


For more information or questions regarding the above, please contact:

Robert S. Groban, Jr.
New York
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Pierre Georges Bonnefil
New York
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Patrick G. Brady
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Jang Hyuk Im
San Francisco
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