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10 Jun 2021 | by devteam

Important Updates to Processing of H-1B FY 2020 Cap-Subject Filings

On May 17, 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced completion of data entry for all fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in the USCIS’s computer-generated random selection process. As in previous years, USCIS has now begun the process of returning unselected H-1B cap-subject petitions.

Furthermore, as a reminder, USCIS is currently in the first phase of the reinstatement of the premium processing service. In March, USCIS announced it will permit premium processing for FY 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions in two (2) phases:

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  • The first phase, currently underway, includes only cap-subject petitions, filed on or after April 1, 2019, which requested a change of status (e.g. F-1 to H-1B). These petitions were concurrently filed with a request for premium processing and are currently being adjudicated.
  • The second phase will begin on June 10, 2019. This phase includes applying for premium processing service for all other FY 2020 cap-subject petitions, i.e. those which did not request a change of status.

For more information, please contact the experienced immigration attorneys at Monty & Ramirez LLP at 281-493-5529 or via email at

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