- USCIS has announced a second round of random selections for the FY 2022 H-1B cap
- USCIS is using a random selection process to select from previously submitted H-1B cap-subject registrations to reach numerical allocations for FY 2022
- The second round of random H-1B cap-subject selections opened on July 28, 2021
- Selected registrants can submit an H-1B petition between August 2, 2021, and November 3, 2021
- Cap-subject petitions must be filed at the correct service center within the filing period
- Petitioning employers with selected registrations will receive a selection notice in their myUSCIS account with further information on filing
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a second round of random selections for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B cap. USCIS is using a random selection process to select from previously submitted H-1B cap-subject registrations for FY 2022 in order to reach its numerical allocations.
What are the Changes?
USCIS conducted its initial random selection in March 2021. Petitioners with selected registrations for FY 2022 in the first round of selections were invited to file their H-1B petitions from April 1, 2021, through June 30, 2021. On July 28th, USCIS began a second round of H-1B cap-subject selections. The petition filing period for selected registrations will start on Aug. 2, 2021, and close on November 3, 2021.
USCIS notes that H-1B cap-subject petitions must be filed at the correct service center, and they must be filed within the filing period indicated on the associated registration selection notice. Online filing is not available for H-1B petitions. Petitioners must submit a paper application and include a printed copy of their registration selection notice with their FY 2022 H-1B cap-subject petition.
Petitioning employers with selected registrations will receive a selection notice in their myUSCIS account, which will provide further details of when and where to file a petition. USCIS reminds registrants that receiving a registration selection notice only means that they are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition. It does not guarantee that a petition will be approved.