On February 28th, it was announced that the United States has reached the H-1B Cap petitions for the Fiscal Year 2022. This entails that the USCIS has received petitions needed to reach the 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap, as well as the 20, 000 petitions for master’s cap for the year.
The applicants can find their status on their accounts. Registrations that were properly submitted but did not get selected for FY 2022, will be given the following status: “Not Selected: Not selected- not eligible to file an H-1B cap petition based on this registration.”
While the cap has been reached, the USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions exempt from the cap. H-1B workers whose petitions were earlier counted against the cap, but still retain their cap number, are exempt from the FY-2022 cap.Petitions filed to extend the current H-1B workers' stay in the U.S., change the employment terms of current H-1B workers, change the employers for current H-1B workers, and H-1B workers concurrently working in additional H-1B positions, will still be accepted and processed.
The H-1B cap initial registrations for FY 2023 have started on March 1, 2022, and will be ending by March 18, 2022.
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