On March 30, USCIS announced that they have completed the selection process for this year’s H-1B lottery.
If your company filed any H-1B registrations this year, you will be able to view the status of each case in the myUSCIS portal.
- Cases that indicate “Selected” have been selected and the next step will be to file a petition between April 1 and June 30.
- Cases that indicate “Submitted” will be held “in reserve” through September 30. USCIS will not provide final confirmation of non-selection until after September 30.
If USCIS does not receive enough petitions to meet the annual cap, it may select additional cases from the reserve. We do not know if there will be any additional rounds of selections in the coming months. Last year, USCIS conducted an additional round of selections in August with no prior notice.
Our office has reached out to candidates regarding the status of their cases. We will begin work on the petitions for those selected in the lottery over the course of the next week. We will also be in touch regarding any candidates who were not selected, but are not able to extend their current work authorization.