H1-B Visa Cap for 2008 Reached


USCIS announced today that as of late Monday, April 2, 2007 it had received approximately 150,000 cap subject H-1B petitions. This year’s “final receipt date” includes petitions received on April 2, 2007 and April 3, 2007.

For all petitions received on April 2, 2007 and April 3, 2007, USCIS will use a random computer-generated selection process. USCIS will reject and return all petitions, along with filing fees, received on those days that are not randomly selected.

All petitions for any client who that were filed by our office on March 30 were delivered to USCIS on April 2, 2007, the first possible delivery date. USCIS will not be able to conduct the random selection for several weeks until after the initial data entry for all petitions received on April 2 and April 3 are completed.

USCIS will not accept any additional H-1B petitions for the upcoming fiscal year received after April 3, 2007.

USCIS does not yet know how many US Master’s Petitions it received and will make a future announcement regarding the “final receipt date” for these petitions.

Read about the H1-B visa lottery.