Update: USCIS Selects Additional H-1B Cap Registrations for FY 2021 Cap
There have been rumors floating that USCIS might be selecting more H-1B cap registrations for the FY 2021 cap. Those rumors appear to be true. As of August 14, 2020, registrants have received emails with notifications of further selections. A USCIS spokesperson said, “that full visa petitions for those selected in the second round this month will be due between August 17, 2020 and November 16, 2020.” It is possible that the COVID-19 crisis, which has occasioned high unemployment and business closures, is at least in part responsible for a shortage of H-1B petitions having been filed to date.
We do not have any additional information at this time about how many more will be selected or how long this new selection process may or is expected to continue. As soon as more details become available, we will provide updates. In the meantime, if you were a registrant, check your email for any notifications of additional selections.