February 06, 2021

It’s that time of year again – H-1B Cap Lottery season!

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today, February 5, 2021, that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2022 H-1B cap will open on March 9, 2021 and will run through March 25, 2021. This year’s lottery will follow the same electronic registration process that was first implemented last year. Only those registrations submitted during the registration period will be entered into the cap-subject lottery. Those registrants who are selected will then have the opportunity to submit an H-1B petition for adjudication.

This year’s lottery will continue to be a random selection. Although the Department of Homeland Security had published a rule amending regulations governing the process by which USCIS selects H-1B registrations for the filing of H-1B cap-subject petitions, this rule’s implementation has been delayed and it will not be introduced in this year’s cap lottery.

If you would like additional information regarding the H-1B Cap Lottery, please contact our office.

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