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Sample H1B Registration Selection Notice: Fields Meaning

If you have applied for a fresh H1B Visa using the H1B Registration Process, you would be part of the H1B registration pool, where a lottery would be conducted to select the required number of registrations to meet the H1B annual cap of 85,000.

Many of you may be curious to know what the actual H1B registration selection notice looks like to verify the H1B registration selection notice sent to you and understand what each of the fields in them means. In this article, we will review sample H1B registration selection notices from the past few years and give details of each of those fields in them.

Before we get into the details, let’s understand how to check the H1B registration selections and how to get a copy of the H1B registration selection notice.

How to Check the Status of H1B Registrations? Get Selection Notice?

In general, the applicant cannot check the status of the H1B Registrations. Only the employer or their attorney can check the H1B Registration selection status and get the selection notice.

To check the status of the H1B registrations submitted, the employer or attorney needs to log in to the H1B Registration Online System Tool to see the lottery selection status.  They will be able to see the status of a H1B registration as “Selected”, if a registration was selected in H1B registrations selection or lottery process.  

See the below screenshot on how it exactly looks.  The employer or attorney will see selected status for all the registrations that were selected in the H1B registration lottery process.

H1B Registration Selection Status and Notice Print
H1B Registration Selection Status and Notice Print

The employer or attorney can click on the “View Notice” to get the actual H1B Registration selection notice. It will be a PDF file that the employer or attorney can print or download from the USCIS online registration system.

Sample H1B Registration Selection Notice from USCIS

When the employer or attorney clicks on the “View Notice” under the action column to see the actual “Registration Selection Notice”, they will get a form that reads as “I-797C Notice of Action Notice”, that is similar to any other like H4 Visa I-797C Receipt Notice.  

H1B Registration Selection Notice from Fiscal Year(FY) 2025 Season

Below is the screenshot of an actual H1B registration selection notice from the H1B FY 2025 season as shared by one of the prominent attorney. Most of the fields are similar to last year, with few changes.

Sample H1B Registration Selection Notice for FY 2025 - Page 1
Sample H1B Registration Selection Notice for FY 2025 – Page 1

H1B Registration Selection Notice from Fiscal Year(FY) 2024 Season

Below is a screenshot of the actual H1B registration selection notice from the most recent FY 2024 Season. We will review various details on the form and what they all mean in the below section after the image.

Sample H1B Visa 2024 Registration Lottery Selection Notice - CSC
Sample H1B Visa 2024 Registration Lottery Selection Notice – CSC

Fields on H1B Registration Selection Notice, their Meaning

  • 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 3/27/20XX to 3/31/20XX. The XX will correspond to the year in which the registration was filed. For instance, for the FY 2024, season, when registrations are filed in March 2023, it would read anywhere in between 3/27/2023 to 3/31/2023
  • 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.

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 4/1/20XX to 6/30/20XX and tell the location to file H1B. The XX indicates the year when the registration was filed.
  • 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.  

You can anonymously add your H1B Registration Details and Track it at H1B Visa Tracker.

Below are previous samples of the H1B Registration Selection Notice from previous years.

Sample H1B Registration Notice from FY 2023 Season

Below is the screenshot of the sample of the H1B Registration selection notice from the fiscal year 2023 season. Check the dates to see the relevant info related to FY 2023 season.

H1B Visa Lottery Selection for FY 2023 - Sample 1
H1B Visa Lottery Selection for FY 2023 – Sample

Sample H1B Registration Notice from FY 2022 Season

Below is the screenshot of the sample of the H1B Registration selection notice from the fiscal year 2022 season. Check the dates to see the relevant info related to the FY 2022 season.

Sample H1B Visa 2022 Registration Lottery Selection Notice

Sample H1B Registration Notice – First Round – FY 2021

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 – Initial Round

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

Sample H1B Registration Notice for FY 2021 – Second Round

Below is the H1B Registration Selection notice sample from the second round that happened on August 14th, 2020. If you look closely, it is pretty much same as the notice from first round H1B lottery. Below are main differences:

  • The Notice Date is August 14th, 2020. This will look similar for other years instead of 2020, it will be that year, when the second round lottery would be conducted.
  • You will see the title “August 2020 Selection of Reserve Registration” on the registration selection notice. This title would change based on the year.
  • The H1B Petition filing dates are “between 08/17/2020 and 11/16/2020”. These dates would be different if done for different year.
H1B Registration Selection Notice - Second Round H1B Lottery Sample
Sample H1B Registration Selection Notice – Second Round

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.

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

No, you cannot as applicant. Only Employer or attorney maybe able to check.


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  1. My lottery got picked in first round- 2022 & received confirmation from employer,my question here i’m currently on H4 at present (India),i’m travelling to US can i apply the petition from US or i have to apply from India, Any suggestions are much appreciated.

  2. I am seeing notification type as : Registration Selection, This means it got picked in lottery?
    but is beneficiary name only in caps in I797C form or small letters also?

    • San,
      It is usually with First letter of first name and Last name as caps and rest of them small case. Only the employer’s name is full caps.

  3. Only the employer can see it from the website and there will a link to download and see the details of you aswell since 2021 online processing.

  4. Hi, when I open my i797c form in adobe reader DC and check the properties, I found there is 4 days difference in the created and modified date. Is it fradulant?

  5. I got selected in the first round of lottery. However the petition and fee sent by my employer reached uscis late by 2 days which is July 2nd and so I received rejection notice for same. But my employer is saying that the cheque got cleared and convincing me that he will reach out to uscis and challenge my rejection. Is this possible? Can I trust this and still keep my hopes alive? Please suggest. My dreams became a dream! Please help

  6. I was selected in the second round but employer is being all weird asking for a fee for visa processing etc. Can this petition be transfered to a different employer (I already have someone that would be willing to)?

    I only have the confirmation in form of FORM I-797C with employer my details on it

  7. H1-B picked up in 2nd lottery, received confirmation from employer (more surprised part is that he had not even informed me earlier about my registration confirmation but he used to say, he will register my application) . I got selection notice, only worry I have is that I’m not able to authenticate this notice as on 2nd page of notice I can’t see the bar code as similar to page 1. Can someone please share or Kumar can you share sample of 2nd lottery selection notice page 2? Based on that I can go for submitting my H1-B Application.

    This is one from AA Solutions – Is anyone application picked from this employer? any input form this empployer?

  8. 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 ?

  9. 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?

    • sindhu,
      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.

  10. 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 ?

  11. Hello,

    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?

  12. 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.

  13. 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

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

  14. 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..

  15. 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?

    • KK,
      Well, not sure, if they need to match or not… As long as it has all your details, it should be fine…If you would like us to have a look, you can share it to redbus2us@gmail.com.

  16. 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)

    • Ashok,
      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.

  17. 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?

    • Raj,
      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.

  18. 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

  19. 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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