H-1B Cap Case Adjudications Begin May 12th

On May 12, 2016, the USCIS will start adjudicating H-1B cap cases that were filed under premium processing.  In other words, the 15-day guaranteed time to receive a decision on a premium processed H-1B cap case will start next Thursday 05/12, rather than on the date that the case was actually received.   This delay in adjudication is because the USCIS received over 236,000 H cap petitions during the first five business days of April and did have the staffing capacity to adjudicate all of the premium processed cases received during the cap window within 15 days.  See the following USCIS link for details: https://www.uscis.gov/news/fiscal-year-2017-h-1b-cap-premium-processing-begin-may-12