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USCIS Finishes Data Entry for 2017 H-1B Season

On May 2, 2016, USCIS announced that data entry for all H-1B applications for fiscal year 2017 has been completed. USCIS will begin to return those H-1B applications that were not selected by the random selection process. In addition, USCIS requests petitioners not to inquire about the status of their H-1B applications until they have received either a receipt notice or their unselected petitions back. Based on the high number of petitions, USCIS is unable to offer a timeline to when the unselected petitions can be returned.

Furthermore, USCIS has transferred some Form I-129 H-1B petitions from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Centerto even the workload of cases. USCIS will contact you via mail if your case has been transferred to another processing center. If you would like to upgrade your H-1B petition to premium processing service, please send form I-907 and the appropriate fee to the service center processing your petition.

Zhang & Associates, P.C. has successfully represented many H-1B cases and have helped thousands of clients successfully apply for green cards. If you would like to contact us, please email us at If you already retained another attorney but want to know a second opinion or have further concerns, you are welcome to retain us for fee-based consultation or quality control services. Our attorneys will use their experience, expertise, and teamwork to ensure the highest quality of service.

Founded in 1996, Zhang & Associates, P.C. offers legal services to clients nationwide in all aspects of U.S immigration law. We have successfully handled thousands of immigration cases.

At Zhang & Associates, P.C., our attorneys and supporting professionals are committed to providing high-quality immigration and non-immigration visa services. We specialize in NIW, EB-1, PERM, and I-485 cases. In the past nineteen years, we have successfully helped thousands of clients get green cards. If you plan to apply for a green card, please send your CV to Attorney Jerry Zhang ( for a free evaluation.

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