Return of FY 2020 Petitions Begins for Unlucky H-1B Visa Applicants

8/19/19 UPDATE: we have received approximately 85% of the petitions back that we are expecting 8/15/19 UPDATE: USCIS announced today that it has completed the process of sending back petitions that were not selected in the lottery. If your employer or their attorney does not receive a petition back by August 29, 2019, the employer […]


8/19/19 UPDATE: we have received approximately 85% of the petitions back that we are expecting

8/15/19 UPDATE: USCIS announced today that it has completed the process of sending back petitions that were not selected in the lottery. If your employer or their attorney does not receive a petition back by August 29, 2019, the employer or attorney can contact USCIS for further information.

8/12/19 UPDATE: we have received approximately 75% of the petitions back that we are expecting

8/5/19 UPDATE: we have received approximately 69% of the petitions back that we are expecting

7/29/19 UPDATE: we have received approximately 58% of the petitions back that we are expecting

7/22/19 UPDATE: we have received approximately 40% of the petitions back that we are expecting

7/15/19 UPDATE: we have received approximately 18% of the petitions back that we are expecting

7/8/19 UPDATE: we have begun receiving returned petitions from the California Service Center as well. The stamped date on the notices we received today are from July 5th.

7/1/19: Today’s the day. We have received the first shipment of H-1B petitions that were returned after not being selected in the FY 2020 lottery. This is just the beginning, we received just a few from the Vermont Service Center today. We are expecting many, many more over the next four to six weeks. The stamped date on the notices we received today are from June 28.

Petitions have a Reject Case # at the top. Vermont cases start with VRN, VMN, VRP, or VMP (R for Regular/Bachelor’s, M for Masters, N for Non-Premium, P for Premium)  and California cases start with CRN, CMN, CRP, or CMP. I’ll post updates as we receive more over the next several weeks.

Here are pictures of the notices sent by each Service Center so you will know what to expect.

Vermont:

California:

The waiting will soon be over for those of you who did not hear anything yet.

~ImmigrationGirl



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