H-1B Registration Selection Process Completed for FY2021 H-1B Cap – Notifications to Begin 3/31

20:45 27 March in News Updates

USCIS has announced it has received enough registrations to reach the FY2021 H-1B Cap or annual quota.   Accordingly, USCIS conducted the lottery to select which registrants could proceed to filing of an H-1B petition.   LAC will obtain the registration status and notify the employer/ petitioner and employee/ beneficiary on Tuesday, March 31st, or as soon as the registration status is available from USCIS.     

We wish everyone well during these challenging times and remain available to assist with the H-1B process and all other matters as needed.

The Team at Larrabee Albi Coker LLP


H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

USCIS Press Release:

March 27, 2020    USCIS has received enough electronic registrations during the initial period to reach the FY 2021 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap).  We randomly selected from among the registrations properly submitted. We intend to notify petitioners with selected registrations no later than March 31, 2020, that they are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the beneficiary named in the applicable selected registration.

Registrants’ online accounts will now show one of the following statuses for each registration (that is, for each beneficiary registered):

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

For more information, visit the H-1B Electronic Registration Process page.


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