USCIS to begin returning FY H-1B Lottery Loser application packages
May 4, 2015 | Written by Laura J. Mazel
The FY H-1B lottery dust has begun to settle, according to the government’s announcement today. The government has completed data entry for all FY H-1B lottery winners. As we advised before, the consolation prizes for lottery losers will be return of FY H-1B application packages, including the uncashed filing fee checks. Due to the 233,000 FY H-1B cases filed, however, the government cautioned it could not predict when it would complete the task of returning all FY H-1B Lottery Loser application packages, but rather will issue another announcement when it has done so.
Here’s what employers and employees may expect:
- For FY H-1B cases filed by Premium Processing, the government should complete adjudication by May 11, absent a Request for Evidence.
- Expect returned application packages to start trickling in this week and over the next two weeks.
We will keep our clients updated with developments, as well as back up plans for FY H-1B lottery losers.