On August 14, 2020, USCIS started selecting more H-1B registrations (from the March 2020 registration period) for the “August 2020 Selection of Reserve Registration.” This means that the annual H-1B visa statutory cap of 65,000 H-1B visas has not yet been met. H-1B registrants should check their USCIS online account to see if their H-1B registration from March of this year was recently selected. If a registrant was selected on August 14, 2020, the indicated filing period is from August 17, 2020 to October 16, 2020. Selected registrants must be sure to follow all the instructions listed in the selection notice, including filing the necessary Labor Condition Application (LCA) as soon as possible before October 1, 2020. All interested parties, especially H-1B employers who must pay the relevant filing fees, should remember that the new USCIS fee changes go into effect on October 2, 2020.
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