USCIS has just announced that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in their computer-generated random process. It may take a week or so for all of the H-1B cap receipts to be delivered. If a Beneficiary has not received an H-1B receipt notice in the next week or so, it stands to reason that they have not “won” the H-1B lottery.
Shortly, USCIS will begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected. USCIS is unable to provide a definite time frame for returning these petitions. USCIS will issue an announcement once all of the unselected petitions have been returned.
In order to balance the distribution of H-1B cap cases, USCIS is transferring some Form I-129 H-1B cap subject petitions from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center.