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FY 2023 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 1, 2022

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on January 28, 2022 that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap (a/k/a the “H-1B Lottery”) will open at noon Eastern on March 1, 2022 and run through noon Eastern on March 18, 2022. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to complete and submit their registrations using the Service’s online H-1B registration system.

In order to be eligible for the H-1B lottery, the H-1B cap registration process requires H-1B petitioners and/or their representatives to register each potential H-1B sponsored foreign national online prior to the submission of an H-1B filing. Following this registration period, USCIS will conduct the randomly-generated lottery. Once the lottery winners are announced, a winning H-1B selection will have ninety-days to submit the completed H-1B petition with the USCIS for the earliest possible H-1B start date of October 1, 2022.

For more information regarding USCIS’ announcement, please see the link below:

Please feel free to contact our office to advise of any candidates you wish to sponsor for this H-1B lottery so we can discuss what is required accordingly, which shall then allow us to review the case in greater detail prior to the e-registration period. We are also happy to discuss with you any particular candidate whom your company is thinking of sponsoring for an H-1B visa in 2022 or beyond.


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