USCIS has completed data entry for all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in the
computer-generated random selection process. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap-subject
petitions that were not selected. Due to the high volume of filings, USCIS cannot provide a definite time
frame for returning unselected petitions. USCIS asks petitioners not to inquire about the status of their
cap-subject petitions until they receive a receipt notice or an unselected petition is returned. USCIS will
issue an announcement once all the unselected petitions have been returned.
Additionally, USCIS may transfer some Form I-129 H-1B cap subject petitions between the Vermont
Service Center and the California Service Center to balance the distribution of cap cases. If a case is
transferred, the petitioner will receive notification in the mail.