Petitioners with registrations selected in the FY 2021 H-1B cap lottery may begin filing as of April 1, 2020. The period for filing H-1B cap-subject petitions will be at least 90 days and the submission must include a printed copy of the registration selection notice. USCIS released the following statistics in relation to FY 2021 H-1B cap registrations:
- Nearly 275,000 unique registrations were submitted during the registration period
- More than 40,000 registration accounts were created
- Roughly 46% of all registrations were for beneficiaries with U.S. advanced degrees
- Nearly 81% of submitted registrations were for potential beneficiaries from India (67.7%) and China (13.2%)
Last year, USCIS received approximately 201,000 filings for the lottery; this year represents about a 38% increase over the FY 2020 H-1B cap lottery season.
Please contact Ali Brodie or any member of the firm’s immigration practice group with questions concerning filing H-1B cap-subject petitions.