USCIS recently announced that it expects to receive more than the 85,000 petitions than the H-1B cap allows for the entire year between April 1, 2013 and April 5, 2013.
This is confirming our empirical data of handling a larger volume of H-1B cases this year that the cap will most likely be reached in early April, perhaps even on the first day.
Because USCIS expects to receive a large number of H-1B cases in the first week of April, they announced that they will be suspending the premium processing program for H-1B cap cases by 15 days, and will allow premium processing of these cases starting on April 15, 2013 or later.
If more cases than the cap allows for are receipted, a lottery system that was utilized in previous years will take place by randomly selecting a certain number of petitions and rejecting the ones not selected.
Requesting premium processing service does not guarantee lottery selection or an advantage in that process if a lottery will happen.
We are working very hard to make sure all of our cases will be filed on April 1, 2013.
Call us at 770-913-0800 or go to to contact us if you have any questions.

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