Today at 12:00 PM eastern time, the H-1B electronic registration for the FY 2022 cap season officially closed. So, what's next?
The selection process, commonly known as the lottery, will soon be conducted. The account holder that submitted the registrations will receive a notification from USCIS, by e-mail or text message (whichever was selected as the preferred method of communication) stating that there is activity in their myUSCIS account. Once the account holder logs into their account, they will find the details of the selected registrants. USCIS intends to notify registrants with selected registrations from the initial registration period no later than March 31, 2021. The myUSCIS account will show one of four statuses per registrant:
1. Submitted – This will show even after the initial selection process has been completed. Registrations that have been submitted will remain in consideration for the selection until the end of the fiscal year. At the end of the fiscal year, the status will change to either Selected, Not Selected, or Denied.
2. Selected – Petitioner can file an FY 2022 H-1B cap petition on behalf of the selected registrant.
3. Not Selected – The beneficiary was not selected for this fiscal year. This status will come up at the end of the fiscal year.
4. Denied – Beneficiary’s registration was denied because more than one registration was submitted by the same Petitioner or representative.
USCIS stated that for those who have been selected, a selection notice will be available in the myUSCIS account. The selection notice will identify the 90-day filing window and designate the Service Center where the H-1B petition must be filed. A copy of the selection notice will need to be included with the H-1B petition.
The H-1B attorneys at my firm will be holding Cap-Subject Information Sessions for employees beginning April 6, 2021. The purpose of this call is for employees to call and ask questions regarding their H-1B cap filings. If you are interested in attending one of these call sessions, please find the call-in information below:
Reddy & Neumann, P.C. Cap-Subject Information Sessions for Employees
Schedule beginning April 6, 2021:
Tuesdays at 4:30 pm Central Time
Thursdays at 11:30 am Central Time
Each call is expected to last 30 minutes.