First H-1b Visa Fy2017 Cap Receipt Received

Today, I received my first lottery chosen H-1b visa cap case receipt. This was a premium processing case. The lucky candidate’s name  is ARUNKUMAR.

The agency conducted the selection process for the advanced degree exemption first. All unselected advanced degree petitions then became part of the random selection process for the 65,000 limit.

As announced on March 16, 2016, USCIS will begin premium processing for H-1B cap cases no later than May 16, 2016.

May the odds forever be in your favor.