On August 14, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services confirmed it had run a second H-1B lottery for fiscal year 2021 and sent out notifications regarding new H-1B registration selections.
The USCIS has not yet made an official announcement regarding this second round of selections. It is unclear whether additional selection notifications are forthcoming.
The USCIS had not yet met the 85,000 lottery quota for this fiscal year’s H-1B cap petitions.
The individual who receives the notification would log onto his or her USCIS online account at https://myaccount.uscis.gov/ in order to determine which case has been selected to file an H-1B cap petition.
The registration selection notice will designate the H-1B service center with which the petition must be filed.
It is helpul to note that Labor Condition Applications be filed “as soon as possible before October 1 to avoid any issues.”
Encouraged that all filing newly selected cap petitions to prioritize these petitions to avoid having to pay the increased filing fees.
As of today, the USCIS is allowing premium processing of all H-1B petitions, including those subject to the cap.