by Chris Musillo

USCIS announced May 4, 2015, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in their computer-generated random process.

With this announcement, USCIS acknowledges that H-1B receipt notices have been mailed. Petitioners have probably not received all possible H-1B receipt notices because these Receipt notices are snail-mailed.

USCIS should shortly begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected. Due to the high volume of filings, the time frame for returning these petitions is uncertain. Based on past years, MU Law believes that it may take longer than one month until all petitions are returned.

USCIS will issue an announcement once all the petitions have been returned.

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