FY2022 H-1B Timeline Released
Just a few days ago, the selection method of the FY2022 H-1B Cap was finally determined. Now the exact H-1B registration process is also released. Following are some important dates for H-1B applicants:
- March 9 — H-1B registration opens at noon ET.
- March 25 — H-1B registration closes at noon ET.
- March 31 — Date by which USCIS intends to notify selected registrants.
- April 1 — The earliest date that FY 2022 H-1B cap-subject petitions may be filed.
There is only one month until the beginning of the H-1B registration. This means it is now time for applicants to begin preparing documents. We have listed a few tips that will help you understand each phase of the process.
Employers can register employees through the USCIS website. An account can submit registrations for multiple employees, but no more than one registration per person.
Reading Lottery Results
At the end of March/beginning of April, petitioners will hear back on the lottery result. Following are the statuses that one may be in:
Submitted — the petitioner has completed the online registration. However, the applicant needs to wait longer to discover if he/she was selected.
Selected — congratulations! You got it!
Denied — This might have been caused by an error in the payment method submitted. One can also be denied if he/she received several registrations from the same employer.
COVID-19 forced a large number of international students to return to their home countries rather than stay for a career. In the meantime, employers are not financially capable enough to hire as many new employees as in previous years.
The number of this year’s H-1B applicants is anticipated to drop. This creates the perfect opportunity for those applying.
- 3月9日- H-1B网上注册开始
- 3月25日- H-1B注册网站关闭
- 3月31日- 移民局计划通知被选中申请人
- 4月1日- 材料提交开始
- 已提交（submitted）— 申请人已经完成网上电子注册，但具体有没有中签还要继续等待
- 被抽中（selected）— 人品爆发，抽中啦！
- 被拒（denied) — 大概是提交的支付方式出了差错，或者同一员工收到了来自同一雇主的多份申请。