It’s February 1, 2021, USCIS has not provided final instructions on this year’s H-1B lottery yet. USCIS has proposed and published a few rules on H-1B in the last 90 days. Some of these rules are expected to be put on hold by the Biden Administration, and others may be rescinded all together. As such, there are some uncertainties about the H-1B lottery, and the adjudication process this year. We anticipate that USCIS will publish final guidance shortly. Meanwhile, based on experience from last year, we can reasonably expect the process to go like this:

What to do next?
For employees who want to enroll in the lottery, we recommend that you discuss your plans with your employers to seek their support. Your employer may have questions about the process and costs, and it may take time to finalize the authorization. As such, you probably want to start right away.
For employers, we recommend that you identify who may need to enroll in the H-1B lottery ASAP. These teammates may include but not limited to:

Good luck with this year’s H-1B lottery. If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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