On October 26, 2006, the Vermont Service Center (VSC) provided answers to questions regarding the processing of H-1B cap-subject petitions received on May 26, 2006 using recaptured Chile-Singapore H-1Bs for applications that were not selected in the random selection process. The H-1B cap is now available as the numbers reserved to Singaporean and Chilean nationals are not used up and are now recaptured and available.
The VSC has mailed a letter notifying applicants that it has retained the I-129 petition and supporting documentation that was submitted with the initial filing and providing guidelines for re-filing for the H-1B. Applicants are required to return a copy of the letter, along with filing fees, to the VSC by November 14, 2006. If the attorney or petitioner does not receive a copy of this letter by November 8, 2006, and knows that the filing was received May 26, 2006, the VSC can be contacted using the designated e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org, which will be monitored through November 14, 2006.