US Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that it has completed the H-1B selection lottery and has become issuing receipts. That's a lot faster than some were predicting given the massive volume of cases received and it is impressive. On the down side, USCIS is telling people to expect to wait a month to get their packages back in the mail if they were not selected. That will be the only way people know whether they were selected or not and that creates a great deal of uncertainty. Hopefully, they were being conservative in managing expectations. That seems to have been the case with the lottery itself which we were told was not likely to take place until late April.