H-1B petitions must be delivered to USCIS between April 1 and April 2019 in order to be eligible for Fiscal Year 2010 lottery selection. There are about 65,000 regular H-1B quota numbers plus 20,000 advanced-degree quota exemptions available in 2020.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced its proposal for a new H1B rule called the Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to File H-1B Petitions on Behalf of Cap-Subject Aliens. The new rule would require filers of H1B petitions to electronically register first with the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) during a designated period. The new rule would also reverse the order by which USCIS selects H1B petitions under the cap and advanced degree exemption.