U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that they will begin premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions requesting premium processing on April 27, 2015. The 15-day processing period set by 8 CFR 103.7(e)(2) will begin on April 27 regardless of the date on the Form I-797 receipt notice.
USCIS has announced that the H-1B random selection process (also known as the "lottery") for FY 2016 was conducted on April 13, 2015. Through this computer-generated process, USCIS has selected enough petitions to meet the 65,000 general cap and to meet the 20,000 advanced degree exemption (also known as the "Master's cap"). USCIS will reject and return all unselected petitions unless the petition is found to be a duplicate filing.
USCIS has announced that the H-1B cap has been reached for FY 2016 for both the regular cap and the advanced degree exemption (also known as the "Masters Cap") on April 7, 2015.