BREAKING: USCIS Completes H1B FY 2021 Electronic Registration Selection Process


Great news! Today, March 27, 2020, USCIS announced that it has received enough electronic registrations to reach the FY 2021 H-1B cap—just 7 days after the registration period closed on March 20, 2020.

USCIS randomly selected from among registrations that were properly submitted to meet the 65,000/20,000 annual numerical limitations for the regular cap and advanced degree exemption.

Petitioners who have been selected will be notified of their selection no later than March 31, 2020 (4 days). Only petitioners with selected registrations will be eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the beneficiary named in the applicable selected registration.

How will I be notified?

Now that the selection process has been completed, USCIS will send electronic notices to all registrants with selected registrations that are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition on behalf of the individual named in the notice within the filing period indicated on the notice.

Account holders who submitted the selected registration will be notified of selection via email or text message stating that an action has been added to their account. Account holders will need to log in to see the full notice and determine whether they have been selected. Selected registrants are expected to receive notification no later than March 31, 2020.

A registrant’s USCIS online account will show the following status for each registration that has been “selected:”

Selected: Selected to file an FY 2021 H-1B cap-subject petition.

Best of luck to everyone!

For more information about the H1B Registration process click here.