h1b visa 2021 cap reached

H1B Visa FY 2021 Cap Reached

H1B Visa 2021 = Registration Opened on March 1, 2020 and Season starts from Oct 1, 2020.

You probably know USCIS conducted a 2nd round of H1B Visa Lottery Selection. Here’s the number of H1B visa petitions selected in the Lottery in Round 1 and Round 2.

  • Round 1 – 106,100
  • Round 2 – 18,315

There was talks about potential Round 3 H1B Visa 2021 lottery.

That’s not happening!

USCIS announced today (Feb 16, 2021) that H1B Visa 2021 Cap is reached!

The H1B Visa Registration System Status will change from Submitted to Not Selected.

If you were wondering if USCIS will give preference to applicants Not Selected in the FY 2021 lottery.

Unfortunately that’s not the case.

Here’s another way to read this news from USCIS:

They have adjudicated and approved (or will be approving) the last H1B petition for FY 2021, which would include the H1B Visa petitions filed after the second round of lottery.

In fact, I remember someone filing a lawsuit to give priority dates for H1B Visa applicants like Green Card Applicants.

If you weren’t selected in the H1B Visa lottery, read the H1B Visa 2022 Registration FAQ’s.

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