• Kristina M. Hernandez

H-1B Cap for FY 2022 Officially Closed

Today USCIS announced that it has received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2022.


USCIS has completed sending non-selection notifications to registrants’ online accounts. When logging into your myUSCIS account, the status for registrations properly submitted for the FY 2022 H-1B numerical allocations, but that were not selected, will now show the following:


Not Selected: Not selected – not eligible to file an H-1B cap petition based on this registration.


As a reminder, the H-1B electronic registration period for FY 2023 will open TOMORROW at noon eastern time. USCIS intends to close the initial registration period on March 18, 2022 at noon eastern time. At the end of the initial registration period, if USCIS determines an insufficient number of registrations have been received, USCIS will determine the final registration date once it has received the number of registrations projected as needed to reach the H-1B numerical allocations. If USCIS determines that it is necessary to reopen the registration period, USCIS will announce the start of the re-opened registration period on its website.

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