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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has begun issuing the first batch of receipt notices for H-1B change-of-status petitions for fiscal year 2020 that requested premium processing at the time of filing.
USCIS announced April 11 that it had completed the lotteries to select H-1B cap petitions for adjudication after receiving 201,011 petitions in the first week of filing. Employers whose petitions were selected in the lottery will receive receipt notices and, if approved, employees may begin work in H-1B status Oct. 1.
BAL Analysis: BAL has begun receiving premium processing receipt notices via email for H-1B cap-subject change-of-status petitions. It t is still very early and it will likely take weeks before all receipt notices are issued, at which point USCIS typically announces completion of the issuance. Employers and employees should wait for mailed receipt notices before making travel plans, as email issues have occurred in the past. BAL will continue to report all developments as cap season progresses.
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