U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) formally

announced that it has received a sufficient number of petitions

needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa

regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption

for fiscal year (FY) 2021. USCIS has also completed posting of

non-selection notifications to registrants' online accounts.

This announcement formally closes the FY 2021 H-1B lottery season

based on the registration period of March 2020. Any selected and

timely filed FY 2021 H-1B petitions still pending adjudication with

USCIS are included in the count and will proceed to

adjudication.

USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are

otherwise exempt from the cap.

Details:

  • “USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2021 H-1B Cap,” USCIS,

    Feb. 16, 2021,

    https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-reaches-fiscal-year-2021-h-1b-cap

    · H-1B Cap Season, USCIS,

    https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/temporary-workers/h-1b-specialty-occupations-and-fashion-models/h-1b-cap-season

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