H1B Registration Notice Sample Info

Sample H1B Registration Selection Notice for FY 2021 – User Shared

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As you all know the H1B Visa 2021 Season is different this year with the  New H1B Registration Process  as it started on March 1st and it lasted until March 20th. Also, today USCIS announced a press release stating H1B Registration Lottery Completed for FY 2021. Some users updated that they have got selected notifications.. One of our generous users was kind enough to share a copy of the H1B Registration Selection notice and details. Thanks a lot to our user ( anonymous for privacy) for being kind enough and taking the time to share the details with community. We really appreciate it !

How do you get Notified for H1B Registration ? Selected Status.

As per the user, they did not get any email or anything as such. They had to login to the H1B Registration Online System Tool to see the selected status.  You will see the status of “Selected”, if you were to be selected in H1B registrations selection or lottery process.  See below screenshot on how it looks.  You will see selected status for all the registrations that were selected in the H1B registration lottery process.

H1B Registration Result - Selected Status

Sample H1B Registration Selection Notice from USCIS

You will see “View Notice” under the action column to see the actual “Registration Selection Notice.”.  This will be a I-797C Notice of Action Notice, that is similar to any other like H4 Visa I-797C Receipt Notice.  Below are the various details on the form and what they all mean. 

Details on H1B Registration Notice

  • Beneficiary Confirmation  Number :  This confirmation number is the long number that would have been generated when the H1B Registration was submitted by your employer or attorney. It cannot be used to check your registration status on USCIS website. It is only used for Internal tracking and lottery purposes.
  • Case Type : This indicates the type of the form. In the H1B registration case, it will be “H-1BR – H1B REGISTRATION”
  • Received Date : This is the date when your employer or sponsor submitted the H1B registration online in the registration system.
  • Priority Date : This will be blank as it is not applicable.
  • Prospective Petitioner  : This will be the employer name or the company name that is sponsoring your H1B visa petition for the applicant.
  • Notice Date : This is the date when the employer or sponsor was notified regarding the H1B Registration Selection. It will be anywhere from 3/27/2020 to 3/31/2020
  • Page : You will see 1 of 2 on first page. There are two pages in the registration notice.
  • Beneficiary :  This is the actual H1B Applicant or Employee for whom the H1B visa petition has to be submitted to USCIS.
  • Company Name and Mailing Address : Below these fields, you will see a box with Company Name and address of the Company
  • Notice Type : It will say “Registration Selection”. It will be same on the official copy and the courtesy notice.

You may also watch the below YouTube Video that explains the same details of Sample H1B registration notice.

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In addition to the above fields, there will be text that will indicate the below information.

  • Text Indicating the Submission : Below that you will see the details telling that Company XYZ  with Employer ID number ABC submitted a registration for XXX ( Date of Birth XXX)  and it was selected, …It will have conformation number …
  • Filing Dates – It will indicate the filing dates for H1B Petition from 4/1/2020 to 6/30/2020 and tell the location to file H1B
  • Service Centre info : This is the service centre that you need file H1B petition in the dates given above. They indicate that you need to submit a copy of this notice as well along with the petition. It is important to file it at the same location listed in the registration notice.
  • Validity of the Registration : It clearly would tell that the registration for h1B is valid for XYZ company and for applicant XXX clearly with the passport and date of birth of the applicant in it.  It will also tell that you cannot substitute the registration for other or transfer the registration to others.  It will tell that they may reject the petition if not properly filed.  Below is the actual

Sample H1B Registration Notice – Page 1

Below is the exact sample of the H1B Registration Selection Notice for FY 2021

H1B Visa Registration Selection Notice - Page 1

Sample H1B Registration Notice – Page 2

Page 2 of the notice will tell details for people with disabilities, if they need any assistance. See below page 2 sample.

H1B Visa Registration Selection Notice - Page 2

Common FAQs

Can I check status of Registration as Employee or Applicant ?

No, only your employer can check that using their login info online on USCIS website.

Is the Registration Selection Notice Physical Copy or Electronic ?

It is an electronic Notice that is generated online. You can get it by downloading it online from the selected status location. You need to click View Notice.

I have not heard anything until Now, am I not Selected ?

No, you have until March 31st for initial registration selection results. USCIS may have another round, which we do not know the details yet…

Can I check using the big Registration Confirmation Number my Status ?

No, you cannot as applicant. Only Employer or attorney can do it.


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Comments ( 39 )

  1. Dinesh

    Could anyone please confirm whether we can go ahead and use SOW from current account assignment only for H1B petition filing or other account SOW can also be used for H1B petition ?

    1. administrator

      You should use the one that is going to be tied to the future work that you plan to do on H1B.

  2. sindhu

    Hi kumar,

    i am working in Infosys and still waiting to check if i am selected in lottery.
    Our internal application did not updated if i am selected in lottery or not till date.
    By when we will get updates. Do i need to keep any hopes now?

    1. administrator

      We would not know, when USCIS will do second run. They may tell only after June 30th, we need to wait and see. Well, keep low hopes, do not count on it..plan for alternatives.

  3. max092012

    My registration selection form says to file the petition to Vermont service center does that mean my petition would be processed in this service center? Also does this service center takes 8 to 11 months to process the petition ?

  4. KPB


    An employer who registered me for H-1B 2021 as a future employer, says that my I was selected in the lottery. He sent me a screenshot of that lottery selection, but under the “Action” column, it’s showing as “N/A” instead of “view notice”.
    My question is did anyone come across or heard about anything like that?, or are they lying about my lottery selection?

  5. Felix Sesay

    Please,am a nurse from Sierra Leone,but presently am living in Spain, Valencia.
    How can i involve or register in this lottery, because i want to go and live and study in the U S.please help me,thank you very much.

  6. Sukumar

    Can we scan the barcode in the notice and check the details?
    Any attorney can check and confirm that my case is selected based on beneficiary number ?
    I got a receipt from my company , need to have confirmation

    1. administrator

      No, that is only for USCIS tracking… If there is selection notice printed from USCIS site, then you are selected.

  7. Mahi

    I got my H1B picked by elsoft consulting and I received the receipt confirmation receipt so for everything is good what will be next steps..

    1. KK

      Hi Mahi, Congrats.
      one ask.. does your Beneficiary Confirmation Number on registration receipt and registration confirmation receipt are same?

        1. Coronasu#ks

          Got my receipt number today from elsoft consulting do you guys have any idea how much time it will take to get it approved? mine is a regular application.

          1. administrator

            It can take anywhere from few weeks to few months. No SLA for USCIS.

  8. KK

    Hello Kumar,
    My employer said, your h1b registration is selected and shared the registration selection pdf with me. However, I had noticed, the “Beneficiary Confirmation Number” is different in Registration receipt and Registration Selection receipt. Is that normal or something fishy?

  9. Ashok

    If the petition is filed by 30 May 2020, whether they process the document after 30 June 2020 or they will start the processing immediately. Also, how long it takes to process the filed petition document (best and worst case)

    1. administrator

      They will process as they receive petitions, they will not wait until June 30th. It can take few months to many months…hard to say..no SLA for regular processing.

  10. VIVICA

    My employer said he logged into the account today and there was no information other than the submission to enter the lottery.

    Aren’t they meant to see a status update?

    1. administrator

      It is possible, this is the classic case of someone getting two offers from really good companies like Google and Microsoft and they both getting picked in lottery.

  11. XYZ

    Are the Lottery Results really out ? Or do I need to wait till March 31st, 2020 for the Status change?

    Saw the news update which states the results will be out on 31st March 2020

    1. Ab

      Just curious, were your All precious attempt from the same employer or you changed employer this time and got selected?

  12. Aa

    Like every year from the past 5 yrs .. not selected in lottery … God Knows why does this happen to me .. and why do i hope every year

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