USCIS Completes the H-1B Lottery for FY2018

USCIS announced that it used a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the FY2018 H-1B general-category cap of 65,000 and the FY2018 H-1B 20,000 cap under the advanced degree exemption. USCIS will reject and return all unselected petitions with their filing fees, unless the petition is found to be a duplicate filing. USCIS received 199,000 H-1B petitions during the 5-day filing period beginning on April 3. This number represents a 15.7 percent decrease from the 236,000 petitions that USCIS received during last year's filing period.