USCIS Announces FY2022 H-1B Cap Registration Period Will Open March 9, 2021

On February 5th, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) confirmed the dates for this year’s FY2022 H-1B cap filing season.

  • March 9: H-1B registration period opens at 12:00 PM ET

  • March 25: H-1B registration period closes at 12:00 PM ET.

  • March 31: Date by which USCIS intends to notify selected registrants.

  • April 1: The earliest date that FY2022 H-1B cap-subject petitions may be filed.

This means that employers will be able to submit online registrations for prospective H-1B employees starting March 9, 2021 to March 25, 2021. We will notify clients and employees of selected registrants as soon as possible on or around March 31. For employees selected in the lottery, we will be able to file H-1B cap petitions during a 90-day filing period starting April 1, 2021.


We will be reaching out to employers in the coming weeks with instructions to prepare their online USCIS account for the registration process.

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