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
USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are
otherwise exempt from the cap.
- “USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2021 H-1B Cap,” USCIS,
Feb. 16, 2021,
· H-1B Cap Season, USCIS,
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