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USCIS Announces Third Round of H-1B Lottery Selections for FY 2022

Bridge Team Member

On Friday, November 19th, USCIS determined that additional registrations will be selected to reach the 2022 fiscal year's H-1B numerical allocations. Following the second lottery, this is the third random selection from FY22 H-1B cap registrations, with the previous selections occurring in March and July 2021. The filing window will open on November 22nd, 2021, and will close on February 23, 2022 -- just in time for the FY23 lottery to open in March!

Who is impacted by the third lottery?

  • Global Citizens - Our team will be reviewing all previously submitted applications for our partners on myUSCIS to determine how many new registrations were selected.
  • People Teams - Our team will share new selections with our partner companies, and confirm that we can proceed with filing before alerting employees. We will then ask you to re-confirm all Position Details that were added to the platform.

How can you check the status of applications for individuals?

  • Online Portal (myUSCIS): Companies with selected registrations will have their myUSCIS accounts updated to include a selection notice, which includes details of when and where to file. USCIS will also send emails to the main registrant of the company account stating that a change has occurred.
  • Bridge Platform: Our team will be updating selected employees' cases on the platform once we have permission to move forward with next steps.

For more information about H-1B Cap Season, check out this USCIS page. Or for more information on checking your status online, visit this page.

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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