U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that it conducted a second lottery for the fiscal year 2022 H-1B cap on Wednesday.

Key Points:

  • Petitioners whose registrations were selected in the lottery will be notified through their myUSCIS accounts.
  • Only those selected in the lottery will be eligible to file full H-1B petitions.
  • The filing period for those selected in the second lottery will begin Aug. 2 and close Nov. 3.

Background: USCIS conducted its initial selection in March after receiving over 308,000 H-1B registrations. The filing period for those initially selected ended June 30. The agency since determined that it needed to select additional registrations to reach the H-1B numerical cap.

BAL Analysis: Petitioners should check their myUSCIS accounts for notice of selection and those who are selected should work with their BAL professional to complete and file their H-1B petitions within the 90-day period ending Nov. 3.

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

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