By: John Fernandez | CRP, GMS, SSB

February 15, 2022

Get more details on H-1B Cap registration

Looking to file a new H-1B case? With some updated guidelines, employers must complete registrations using the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) online H-1B registration system. This online process is a simple way to complete H-1B registrations, where employers submit details for their desired candidates who they intend to sponsor for a new H-1B in 2022 or 2023. The online form avoids manual paperwork and can cut down on costs for employers. The cost for registration is $10 per sponsored candidate.

New H-1B case registrations are capped at an annual quota of 85,000. From that number, 20,000 are available to candidates who have earned an advanced degree from a U.S. college or university, making the remaining 65,000 available for other qualified candidates.

USCIS introduced the concept of H-1B registration in 2020. There were just over 380,000 registrations filed for FY 2022 and about 275,000 registrations filed for FY 2021.

H-1B Lottery

When USCIS receives more than 85,000 registration cases, a random lottery will be run on the pool of registrations. Once the lottery is finalized, USCIS notifies those chosen. From there, successful selectors then file a full H-1B petition. One for each candidate must be filled out.

Cap-subject petitioners looking to get H-1B, or their representatives, will be able to create accounts starting at noon Eastern on Feb. 21, 2022. Candidate submissions open March 1, 2022, for any company that is set up in the system. 

It is highly anticipated that USCIS will receive more than 85,000 registrations by the March 18th, 2022 deadline, from there they will plan to run a lottery then notify successful registrants by March 31, 2022.

H-1B cap-subject petitions include those for beneficiaries eligible for the advanced degree exemption. Only those with a valid registration number selected during the H-1B registration process may petition.

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Executive Vice President John oversees global operations, marketing, business development as well as reporting and analytics. John’s 23 years of mobility experience include excellence in varied positions such as Relocation Counselor, International Assignment Manager, Manager of Latin American Operations, Director of International Operations, Global Account Executive, Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Global Services. The depth of John’s mobility experience also includes multiple assignments and domestic relocations of his own. He has lived and conducted business around the globe and speaks multiple languages.

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