U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it conducted a third H-1B lottery for the fiscal year 2022 cap.

Key Points:

  • Petitioners whose registrations were selected in the lottery will be notified through their myUSCIS accounts.
  • Only those selected will be eligible to file full H-1B petitions.
  • The filing period for those selected in the third lottery will open on Nov. 22, 2021, and close on Feb. 23, 2022.

Background: USCIS conducted its initial selection in March after receiving more than 308,000 H-1B registrations. The agency conducted a second lottery in July. USCIS said today that it recently determined that it needed to select additional registrations in order to reach the fiscal year FY 2022 H-1B numerical allocations, including the advanced degree exemption.

BAL Analysis: BAL will review client accounts for additional registration selections and will reach out regarding the filing of new H-1B petitions.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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