Bachelor’s Cap Reached for FY 2020 H-1B


USCIS has announced today that it received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular (Bachelor’s) cap for fiscal year 2020.


USCIS has not yet announced whether they have received a sufficient number of petitions to meet the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree (master’s) cap, although this is also expected to be reached as well.


For your reference, last year USCIS announced on April 12th that the lottery was done as well as the total number of petitions that had been filed (190,098 last year). Our office also started receiving the first receipt notices on April 19th last year.


What questions do you have about the lottery? Ask below and I’ll do my best to answer! To avoid repeat questions, please read through the comments before posting your question 🙂