On May 23rd, the USCIS updated its count of FY2013 cap subject H1-B petitions. As of May 18th, 2012,
42,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted
16,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.
In addition, the UCSIS has confirmed a delay in issuance of I-129 receipts. Due to the high number of recently filed I-129 petitions, customers may experience a longer than usual period of time to receive a receipt notice from USCIS. Usually, customers can expect to receive their receipt notice within 30 days of delivery confirmation. However, due to an unexpectedly high volume, it may be an additional two to four weeks before customers receive a receipt notice.