USCIS has announced that as of May 2, 2016, it has completed all data entry for H-1B cap petitions selected in the “lottery” for consideration in the FY2017 cap. We expect that all receipt notices for selected petitions will be received within the next seven to 10 days. USCIS also will now return all petitions that were not selected, a process that will take several weeks.
Although no new H-1B hires may be made, employers may be able to take advantage of other visa categories, as follows:
Finally, there are various visa categories available for training that might be useful in certain circumstances.
As always, please contact us with any questions.
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