Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) Cap-Subject H-1B Update

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received approximately 199,000 H-1B petitions during the initial filing period for cap-subject petitions for FY2018, between April 3-7, 2017. On April 17, 2017, USCIS announced that it had completed the random selection process to select which of those petitions would be selected for processing. However, no further updates have been published regarding the agency's anticipated time frame for issuing Receipt Notices for selected petitions or for returning the petitions and filing fees for those which were not selected. Murphy Desmond’s immigration team will monitor the H-1B Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Cap Season website for further updates.