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H-1B Cap 2022 (FY 2023) How the Process Works on Bridge

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How the Process Works on Bridge

What is the H-1B lottery?

The H-1B lottery is held once annually for those employed in a specialty occupation role (a job that requires a bachelor's or higher degree in a related major) in the United States for a temporary period.

How does the H-1B Lottery Process work? 

In 2020, USCIS introduced a new online registration system (my.USCIS.gov) for companies to enter their employees in a lottery electronically. The registration period was held between March 1st through the 20th, and applicants were selected at the end of March. There was then a 90-day window for employers to file any H-1B petitions for employees selected in the H-1B lottery. 

USCIS hasn’t yet released the official 2022 (FY 2023) H-1B lottery dates, but we suspect that the timeline will be similar to last year and will adjust accordingly if there are changes.

Clients are encouraged to start opening H-1B Cap (2022) cases starting January 3rd, 2022.

H-1B Cap Process 2021 for IE by Bridge Immigration

Content in this publication is not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult a Bridge-affiliated partner attorney or another qualified legal professional.


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