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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