USCIS Confirms There Will Be a Lottery for FY2018 H-1B Cap Cases
USCIS has confirmed that the process for receiving and receipting H-1B cap cases for FY2018 will be the same as in prior years. Therefore, a lottery will be conducted if, during the period of April 3–7, 2017, enough petitions are received to reach the 65,000 statutory H-1B cap and the 20,000 cap for petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption, often referred to as the master's cap. As in the past, a random computer selection will be run first for those petitions under the 20,000 master's cap exemption. Any petitions not selected for the master's cap will then be included in the random selection process for the 65,000 regular cap.