H-1B Visa Cap / Quota Registration News for 2022. Learn how to register and apply for the H-1B Visa in the FY 22 cap/quota.
On January 28, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the registration window for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B quota lottery will open March 1, 2022, at noon EST and will close March 18, 2022, at noon EST.
During this period, employers (or their representatives) can electronically register each potential H-1B beneficiary through a myUSCIS online account.
Registrants will be able to create new accounts starting February 21, 2022, at noon EST; however, registrants must wait until March 1, 2022, to enter beneficiary information and pay the $10 registration fee.
Registrations for multiple beneficiaries can be submitted together.
If USCIS reaches the annual quota by March 18, 2022, USCIS will conduct a random lottery to select registrations and notify registrants of selection results by March 31, 2022.
The number of new H-1Bs available on an annual basis is limited to 65,000 per year with an additional 20,000 available to H-1B beneficiaries who possess advanced degrees from U.S. academic institutions and 6,800 reserved for citizens of Chile and Singapore.
Demand is expected to exceed the available number of H-1Bs again this year, and with the registration window opening earlier than in years past, employers may want to consider planning ahead for potential registrations.
2022 H-1B Visa Registration Will Open in March 1, 2022
In order to submit an H-1B registration, you must first create a USCIS online account.
You must use a “registrant” account within myUSCIS to submit registrations.
Registrants will not be able to add additional information after they select “I am an H-1B registrant” account type until the initial registration period opens.
Registrants submitting their own registrations will enter their company information as part of their first H-1B registration.
Please see this video for instructions about setting up registrant accounts.
Visit the USCIS H-1B Lottery Page here.
Required Information From Petitioners
- Employer Name
- Employer Address
- Employer Telephone
- Employer FEIN
- Beneficiary Name
- Beneficiary Passport #