The USCIS has updated the number of cap subject petitions it has received. The USCIS has received approximately 44,000 H-1B cap petitions. The agency continues to accept petitions subject to the general cap. Additionally, the agency has received approximately 20,000 petitions for the Master’s cap.   

For cases filed for premium processing during the initial five-day filing window, the 15-day premium processing period began April 7.  For cases filed for premium processing after the filing window, the premium processing period begins on the date USCIS takes physical possession of the petition.

Stay tuned for further updates.