U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is warning fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitioners that there will be a delay in data entry and receipt notice generation! H-1B cap-subject filling will still start April 1st, but data entry and receipt notice generation will be delayed and not start until at least May 1st, at the earliest. These delays are due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic!
* Once USCIS begins data entry, we will complete intake processing in the order in which we received petitions at the service centers. Petitions will be stamped received on the date they arrive at the service center. Petitions, if otherwise properly filed, will retain the receipt date that corresponds with the date the petition is received at the service center.
For important details please read the USCIS Stakeholder Message, “USCIS Announces Delay in Data Entry and Receipt Notice Generation for FY 2021 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic“ (PDF)
Source of Information:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 4/13/20, Stakeholder Message:
USCIS Announces Delay in Data Entry and Receipt Notice Generation for FY 2021 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (PDF)