Today our office received the first receipt notices for cap-subject H-1B petitions that were filed. A receipt notice means that a petition was accepted for adjudication. Hopefully more are on the way.
Unlike high school seniors waiting for college acceptance materials, where they assume a big package is good news and contains enrollment materials and a single letter signifies a rejection notice, in the case of H-1Bs the reverse is true. In the coming weeks employers and attorneys will be receiving the dreaded large envelopes from the USCIS for those cases that did not win the lottery.