USCIS updated on Friday April 5th, 2019 that they have received enough number of petitions for the regular quota.
H1B 2020 Cap Reached for Regular Quota
- They do not really talk about lottery, but it is obvious based on history that we would have lottery this year as well
- They have not really talked about Masters quota petitions for FY 2020 season yet, we are waiting for the same, maybe they are counting the same
- it is different from previous years, in this aspect that they have not announced the masters quota details in the first releases.
- They have also indicated that general employers filing under Cap Exempt, Transfers, extensions or concurrent petitions can continue to file, but H1b 2020 cap petitions cannot be filed anymore.
We can expect the lottery to happen on April 11th or 13th based on the past dates.
Check out press release at : https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-reaches-fy-2020-h-1b-regular-cap