The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have completed all H-1B visa cap selection process for fiscal year 2020. According to a press release of the agency, the computer-generated random selection process, including those selected under the U.S. advanced degree exemption has been finalized.
“As in previous years, we will now begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that we did not select and will issue an announcement once we are done notifying petitioners. Due to the volume of filings, we cannot provide a definite time frame for returning unselected petitions. We ask petitioners to wait to inquire about the status of their cap-subject petitions until they receive a receipt notice or an unselected petition that we have returned,” the press release informs petitioners.
In addition, the agency notes that some Form I-129 H-1B cap-subject petitions may be transferred between the Vermont Service Center and the California Service Center to balance the workload and enhance efficiencies.
“If we transfer your case, you will receive notification in the mail. After receiving the notification, please send all future correspondence to the center processing your petition,” the press release explains.
The H-1B regular visa cap for the fiscal year 2020 had been reached just a week after the application period was opened. The agency received within a week a sufficient number of petitions projected as needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap for the fiscal year 2020.