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H-1B Cap Subject Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

Today, March 27, 2020, USCIS announced that it has received enough electronic registrations during the initial period to reach the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) H-1B numerical cap. USCIS randomly selected from among the registrations that were deemed properly submitted. No later than March 31, 2020, the agency will notify petitioners with selected registrations that they are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the beneficiary named in the applicable selected registration.

USCIS stated that registrants’ online accounts will now show one of the following statuses for each beneficiary registered:

  • Selected: Selected to file an FY 2021 H-1B cap-subject petition.
  • Submitted: A registration status may continue to show “Submitted” after the initial selection process has been completed. “Submitted” registrations will remain in consideration for selection until the end of the fiscal year, at which point all registration statuses will be Selected, Not Selected, or Denied.
  • Denied: A duplicate registration was submitted by the same registrant for the same beneficiary, or a payment method was declined and not reconciled. If denied as a duplicate registration, all registrations you submitted for this beneficiary for the fiscal year are invalid.

Only petitioners with selected registrations may file H-1B cap-subject petitions for FY 2021, and only for the beneficiary in the applicable selected registration notice.