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H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

Today, the USCIS announced that between March 1 and March 20, 2020, they had received enough electronic registrations for the FY 2021 H-1B cap to complete the selection process. The USCIS intends to notify employers with selected registrations via their online myUSCIS account by March 31, 2020. 

Since additional registrations will remain in consideration for selection until September 30, 2020, no one will be notified that they were Not Selected until that date.

Each employer’s online account will now show one of the following statuses 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 (September 30, 2020).
  • Selected: Selected to file a 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.

Only employers whose registrations were selected may file H-1B cap-subject petitions for FY 2021, and only for the selected beneficiary in the registration notice. Selected registrants will have at least 90 days from selection in which to finalize and file those petitions.

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

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