Today USCIS performed the random selection process for H-1B petitions to be selected in the FY2009 lottery. USCIS anticipates issuing receipt notices for selected cases by June 2. Cases that are not selected will be returned, along with the government filing fees. USCIS expects that the adjudication process for selected cases will require approximately eight to ten weeks.
For petitions filed via premium processing, the 15-day period for adjudication or issuance of a request for additional evidence begins today, April 14.
Please see the USCIS announcement here for further information. If you have any questions regarding the USCIS H-1B quota for FY2009, please contact one of the attorneys in our Immigration Practice Group.