USCIS announced on April 13, 2007 that on April 12 it conducted the computer-generated random selection process to determine which H-1B petitions, subject to the H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2008 (FY 2008), would continue to final processing.
The 123,480 cap-subject petitions received on April 2 and 3 were labeled with unique numerical identifiers and selected randomly by computer. The chosen numerical identifiers were then transmitted to the appropriate service center for further processing.
Applicants who submitted properly filed petitions that are accepted for adjudication will receive a receipt notice. All petitions not chosen will be returned with the fee(s) to the petitioner or their authorized representative. The total process is expected to take approximately four weeks.
For the cases initially filed for premium processing, the 15-day premium processing period begins on April 12, the day petitions were selected through the random selection process. USCIS will provide additional updates as the processing of FY 2008 H-1B cap cases continues.