USCIS’s new online portal for H-1B cap registration officially opened today.  Employers and their Representatives may submit H-1B cap registrations starting today, March 1, 2020, through noon Eastern on March 20, 2020.  All FY 2021 cap registrations must be submitted during this time.  USCIS will run the H-1B cap lotteries between the close of the registration period on March 20, 2020 and March 31, 2020.   Petitioners with registrations selected in the lottery may begin filing FY 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions with USCIS on April 1, 2020.  This is an entirely new process and employer-petitioners must take note: an H-1B cap-subject petition may only be filed by a petitioner whose registration for a specific beneficiary was selected in the H-1B registration.

For questions or more information, please contact Ali Brodie or any member of the firm’s Immigration Practice.


Ali Brodie is a Partner and the Co-Chair of the Immigration and EB-5 Immigrant Investor Practice Groups of Fox Rothschild LLP and has extensive experience in corporate immigration law and compliance.  Based in Fox Rothschild’s Los Angeles, California and Denver, Colorado offices, Ali’s practice spans the United States and reaches Consulates worldwide.  You can reach Ali at (303) 446-3854 or at