In March 2020, USCIS had accepted online H-1B registrations for the FY-2021 cap-subject petitions. H-1B numerical allocations were made from these registrations in the initial period and registrants were notified of the selected registrations no later than March 31, 2020. Registrations that were not denied continued to be in “submitted” status. The new selections are from these cases.
On August 14, 2020, a new set of H-1B registrations were selected. Petitions for these new selections have to be filed between August 17 through November 16, 2020.
It is important to remember that a petitioner may not substitute the beneficiary named in the registration or transfer the registration to another petitioner. If an H-1B cap-subject petition is filed for a different beneficiary than the one identified in the selected registration notice submitted with the petition, the H-1B cap-subject petition will be denied or rejected. The petition must also include a start date of October 1, 2020 consistent with the selected registration or the petition may be rejected.