Finally, the H1B Visa 2021 Lottery is Completed.

  • USCIS announced that the H1B Visa 2021 Electronic Registration Process is Complete in a News Alert.
  • Just recently USIS announced additional statistics – Total Unique Registrations. News Alert.

Total H1B Visa Registration Numbers

These numbers are mind-blowing!

h1b visa cap count 2021

 

Here’s the H1B Visa 2003 to 2021 Cap Count Trend

Question to You

If the Unique Count is 275,000, what could be the total count?

Can you guess? Maybe an additional 20,000 or 50,000?

I wish USCIS could have published the Total Count.

 

In short, the H1B Visa 2021 Lottery Results are Out.

What should you do next? Continued Below.

 

H1B Visa 2021 Initial Electronic Registration Lottery Selection Process Completed

 

Q1.  Am I selected in the H1B Visa 2020 – 2021 Lottery? 

Your Authorized representative will see the results in their Dashboard.

As per Attorney Murali Bashyam, they don’t see any updates on their dashboard (as of Mar 27 – 4 PM EDT)

As per Attorney Niranjan Adhikar, all the applications are still showing Submitted. 

h1b visa 2021 lottery status submitted

They will see one of 3 status:

  1. Submitted: You still have hope!
  2. Selected: Congrats!
  3. Denied: Unlucky you! (someone messed-up)

Q2. When will my attorney know the results?

As per the announcement, the results are displayed on the dashboard before March 31, 2020. So, you need to ask your Attorney or Employer to login and check to they will notify you.

Q3. Is the status Change for the initial H1B lottery from ‘Submitted’ to ‘Selected’ still expected on 31 March 2020?

USCIS should be updating the results anytime between today to March 31, 2020

Q4. Can I check by myself? Or need to contact the lawyer?

You have to talk to your attorney or employer who submitted the petition for the lottery.

This is a developing story.

Stay tuned for updates and screenshots of Selected, Denied, and insights from Attorneys. 

In the meantime, share the news with your friends.

 

21 Comments

  1. Karthick on May 4, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Hi ,
    Currently I am working in L1B , this year my H1B got picked in other small company . I have 4 chances to try H1B in current company , Is it right to take my H1B offer go with small company or can I stay with L1B and try H1B next year in this current situation. My new H1B petition going to submit by this month end . I need take decision before that . Thanks

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 4, 2020 at 12:24 PM

      There’s no guarantee you will get H1B in the next 4 or even 10 attempts. What you have now is real. I will have H1b even with a one-person company than a big company on L1

      • Karthick on May 4, 2020 at 4:59 PM

        Thanks Raghu .
        1.Can I transfer my approved H1 to my current employer before Oct1 i.e before joining the new employer ?
        2.If I transfer my H1 to current employer after Oct 1 howCan I continue my work in the current employer before its transfer?

    • Karthick on May 4, 2020 at 11:51 PM

      Thanks
      1.Can I transfer my approved H1 to my current employer before Oct1 i.e before joining the new employer ?
      2.If I transfer my H1 to current employer after Oct 1 howCan I continue my work in the current employer before its transfer?

  2. Karthick on May 2, 2020 at 4:55 PM

    Hello Raghu,
    Currently I am working in L1B , this year my H1B got picked in other small company . I have 4 chances to try H1B in current company , Is it right to take my H1B offer go with small company or can I stay with L1B and try H1B next year in this current situation. My new H1B petition going to submit by this month end . I need take decision before that . Thanks

  3. Manjukumar on April 13, 2020 at 7:28 AM

    When will I know the status of my application is ‘Submitted’ or ‘Denied’ as my application has not been selected in lottery?

  4. Naresh tripuraneni on April 1, 2020 at 3:57 PM

    what is the selection percentage of regularcap?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on April 1, 2020 at 5:14 PM

      It’s not reported by USCIS.

  5. maverick on April 1, 2020 at 2:33 PM

    Was there a drop in the number students entering US last few years ? How can the masters quota increase so much ?

    • mbce on April 12, 2020 at 7:44 PM

      I think duplicate applications from different employers, if this is the case then it’s so unfair.

  6. Sandy on March 31, 2020 at 5:52 PM

    Is there any chance to get a change status from Submitted to anything else today? (31st)

  7. Shasridh on March 30, 2020 at 9:02 PM

    Have the USCIS completed sending selection notices or can we expect till 31st? Thanks

    • Sunny on April 1, 2020 at 1:11 PM

      @Raghu I guess unique in USCIS sense means unique registrations from employers (removing duplicates from same employers or their subsidaries). If unique here is related to h1b visa receipient then it can be 20k pr 50k more.

      • Raghuram Sukumar on April 1, 2020 at 5:15 PM

        That’s what I think. 25k on average.

  8. lawrence on March 30, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Hi Helen,

    did you file under the masters cap?

  9. Dave on March 30, 2020 at 12:33 PM

    Waiting to hear back. If anyone’s heard back, it’d be great to know.

  10. Helen on March 30, 2020 at 8:16 AM

    Still waiting to hear from my attorney. Has anyone heard if they have been selected?

    • Aria on March 30, 2020 at 2:32 PM

      I’ve been selected, lawyer reached out to my firm who reached out to me.

      • Nitz Jain on April 2, 2020 at 5:18 AM

        Lucky you. Congrats..!!

    • heck on March 31, 2020 at 3:33 AM

      I got selected.My attorney told me on march 30th,2020

  11. Guru on March 27, 2020 at 10:37 PM

    I am in India.i did not find a H1B sponser this year.

    I worked in USA from 98-2007 on H1B visa, came to India in 2008. In 2016,H1B filed from consulting company from India resulted in RFE.Even though one company from NJ invited me to USA in 2018 with the word that they can transfer H1B,did not get client invitation letter and came back to India in 2019 Jan.

    Now what are my options to work on USA this year

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