H1-B Cap Random Selection Process Completed
USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to select enough H1-B petitions to meet congressionally-mandated regular cap and the US advanced degree exemption for the fiscal year 2020 on April 10th.
After completion of a random selection process for a regular cap, USCIS also determined that it has received a number of petitions projected as sufficient to meet 20,000 H1-B visas the U.S. advanced degree exemption also known as masters cap.
USCIS received 201,011 H1-B petitions during the filing period which began on 1st April, including the petition filled for advanced degree exemption. The announcement was made on 5th April that USCIS had received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H1-B regular cap of 65,000.
In accordance to new H1-B regulations, USCIS first conducted the selection process for H1-B cap-subject petitions submitted on behalf of all beneficiaries, then selected the number projected to reach the advanced degree exemption from the remaining eligible petitions. All the unselected petitions will be returned along with their fees unless the petition is a prohibited multiple filing.