As many of you are waiting for the H1B Visa 2020 lottery results and awaiting receipt notices, one of our readers shared their H1B reject notices from FY 2019, which was rejected due to a clerical error by attorney.
As you can see, the person was really lucky to get selected in H1B Visa Lottery, but was unfortunate as their attorney made a small mistake with the start date on the form I-129 and it was rejected. The exact text on USCIS reject notice is as below:
“…USCIS received your cap subject H1B petition during filing period and your petition was selected towards the cap. However, upon review it has been determined that your petition was not properly filed….
Your Form I-129 petition subject to FY 19 cap did not list an employment start date of 10/01/2018 or later. You listed 9/10/2018 . on your petition as the employment start date … “
The only positive side of it was they returned the fee. See below the highlighted text. Also, you may check Sample H1B Reject Notices, not picked in Lottery from previous years to get an idea.