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H-1B Cap Receipt Update


Jun 20, 2006

According to AILA the USCIS confirmed that all H-1B cap-subject petitions received on May 26, 2006, were data-entered and receipts were issued. The number of petitions data-entered and for which receipts were issued exceeded the cap by approximately 90-100 petitions. The random selection lottery was conducted after data-entry and the issuance of receipts, so, the fact that a receipt was issued does not mean that the petition was among those selected in the lottery. USCIS will notify petitioners who were not selected in the lottery in the near future. AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 06062060 (posted Jun. 20, 2006).

CIS reports that it has completed the random lottery for those cases received on the cut-off date of May 26, 2006. According to CIS, all but approximately 90 to 100 cases received on this date qualified under the H-1B cap for FY 2007.

Cases officially received on May 30, 2006 will be returned along with any associated fees. However, electronic record of these petitions will be stored in case there is underutilization of the Chile/Singapore allotment. Petitioners will be contacted and asked if they want to resume the petition, with instructions on resubmission of the petition and fees. In this instance, a random lottery for those cases will be conducted.

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