• USCIS to Begin Adjudicating Premium Processed H-1B Cap Cases on May 12
  • July 20, 2016
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • USCIS will begin to adjudicate H-1B cap cases filed under premium processing on May 12, it announced today - four days earlier than projected.

    Employers whose premium cases were selected in the H-1B cap lotteries should see initial action of their cases - either an approval, a request for evidence (RFE) or, in some cases, a denial - by May 27.

    What’s Next for Premium and Non-Premium Cap Cases

    Email receipting of premium processing cases selected in the lottery appears to have been largely completed. Employers have begun receiving paper receipts for premium processed cases.

    Non-premium receipting is expected to begin shortly and continue for at least several weeks. Cases not chosen in the lottery will be returned with their filing fees; this is likely to begin in mid- to late-June.