H-1B electronic registration period closes, lottery to be conducted in coming days

25 Mar 21

UNITED STATES

The H-1B electronic registration period closed today at noon Eastern Time. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is no longer accepting FY 2022 cap registrations.

Key Points:

  • USCIS is expected to conduct a random lottery of properly submitted registrations in the coming days.
  • The agency intends to send selection notifications via users’ myUSCIS accounts by March 31.
  • Petitioners whose registrations are selected in the lottery will be invited to file full H-1B petitions beginning April 1.

Background: This year marks the second year that USCIS has used the H-1B electronic registration process. USCIS opened the registration window March 9.

BAL Analysis: USCIS will continue to post information about registration on its H-1B Electronic Registration Process website. BAL continues to monitor the H-1B process and will provide updates as information becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@balglobal.com.

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